On Saturday, we spent a lovely casual evening relaxing and visiting with dear friends. Everyone brought a type of food based upon the first letter of their last name. Since Mr. Mickey’s last name starts with J, we were to bring something other than dessert or cheese. This excellent idea was included on each invitation to keep everyone from bringing the same thing. They asked each person or couple to bring a finger food, appetizer, or desert which could be eaten from a small plate as people mingled. To help with variety, they divided the choices into categories. If your last name ended in:
A-C, please bring a dessert
D-I, please bring something vegetarian
J-P, non-cheese, non-dessert
R-S, anything you wish – except dessert
T-Z, nuts or snack mix
The couple who hosted the party opened their beautiful home and supplied every type of drink you could think of, along with plates, napkins, utensils and soft classic Christmas music playing in the background.
Here’s a tip for you. When you feel a little nervous or self–conscious at the beginning of a photoshoot, do something really silly to break the ice. After that your smiles will be genuine and you will relax.
I took roasted red pepper hummus and whole wheat cocktail bread. Here is one of my favorite recipes for hummus.