Friday, August 31, 2007

What would salad be without the toppings?

Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend...maybe having a party and stuck for ideas on what to serve? It is Labor Day you know. That means 3 whole days off! How about inviting some friends over and doing something simple like Hamburgers on the grill? Maybe a choice of Hamburgers or Hot dogs? My husband is convinced that you can serve people just about anything as long as you have lots of toppings! About a year ago we were making some Black Beans and Rice. Pretty simple meal but we ended up inviting some of our friends over and we had about 10 people for a real simple dinner but everyone agreed it was all in the toppings! For toppings we had crumbled Mexican cheese, jalapenos, onions, hot sauce, sour cream, tomatoes, and avocado. It sure makes the meal. What would salad be without the toppings? A bowl full of lettuce!

I guess in all of my rambling what I am trying to say is be a little creative with your toppings. If you are serving Hamburgers try putting out some sliced avocado, BBQ sauce, different types of cheeses (blue cheese burgers are big right now), different types of mustard, tomatoes, maybe bell peppers sliced. Just try something different. Your guests will just really appreciate being invited and all the special attention to toppings will truly make the meal!

Happy Entertaining!!!


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Brenda said...

Hi Judy, this is your cousin Brenda from Brantford, Ontario. Love your blog and recipes. Like you we have a pool and like to entertain large groups of friends. I'm trying your blue cheese bread recipe this week. Keep up the good work. I'll be passing on your newsletter to lots of friends.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I am so glad you found my blog! Thanks for passing it along! Say "Hi" to everyone for me!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, Tony and the girls!
We are all settled in and enjoying ourselves in New England.
Hardly a day goes by without my girls mentioning your girls. Fond memories. We recently hosted a "High School Musical 2" party which included a sleepover. The girls had a fun time, they listened to the soundtrack, watched the movie and played "pin the heart on Troy." I purchased heart shaped post-its and blindfolded the girls as they attempted to put their post-it heart on a poster of Troy Bolton (the HSM heart throb.) This was a big hit with the girls. Kept the food simple, pizza, cake and ice cream.
Do you have any plans or ideas on hosting fun children's events?
Birthdays, Halloween and holiday parties?
Love your website and blog ... keep up the good work!
P.S. Tell Lauren Caitlin says "hi"

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I am so glad everyone is settled in Barb! I miss you guys alot and so does Lauren! This is eactly what I hoped would happen with the blog. I love the suggestion of more things for entertaining children! So look for it in the coming weeks. Say hi to everyone for us.