I really enjoy hosting parties and bringing people together. It's just something I've always done and I'm just wired that way. When I moved to Utah I picked a crossfit gym that was close by and started going every day. The ladies at this gym were so warm and friendly and welcomed me with open arms. To show my appreciation months later, I invited them all to my home for lunch. What transpired was something so special that I did not expect! Everyone started sharing things that were deep and personal and I realized that we had all bonded over some life experiences we all had in common. There were tears shed and expressions of love, understanding, and compassion for one another. Since that time, we have gathered every so often and continued this tradition. One of my favorite memories of our first gathering was when I went to do the laundry the following day, I noticed that all of the cloth napkins we'd used for the lunch all had make-up stains from when we were all crying. It was
Hello Friends! It's been a few months since me and my very talented friends,Lory (To Have To Host) and Holliday (Home With Holliday) started sharing our posts with you in our Holiday Hosting at Home Blog Hop Series. Now that the Christmas decor is all put away we have shifted our focus to the upcoming spring holidays and first up is Valentines Day! This is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. We all love entertaining in our homes and enjoy sharing it all with you. We hope you enjoy our 7th post filled with Valentines Day inspiration and ideas.
Here is what my friends have been sharing, including some amazing Valentine’s Day inspirations. If you would like to pin any of these images, please go to the original post linked below each image. You will want to see their whole posts anyway because there is so much inspiration in each of these posts. I was so excited to see that both Lory and Holliday both
Have you ever wanted to stay home on Valentines Day and do something romantic for your sweetie? One of the things my husband loves is my cooking. It is the way to his heart and I know how much he loves it when I make that effort for him. This gave me the idea a few years ago to do a romantic dinner at home and create a tablescape for two! Its fun to go out to dinner somewhere fancy but it's also fun changing it up and doing something different. I created this romantic tablescape to inspire you to change it up a bit and celebrate at home with your sweetheart. You can keep it simple or you can go all out. It's up to you! I'm also including some of the recipes that you can make that are not too complicated and are sure to make your significant other very happy! One of the ways I show my love to everyone in my life is to cook for them and setting a pretty table is just an extension of that. I love using pink and gold and Valentines Day gives me a good excuse to go all out!
This Roasted Beef Tenderloin is so delicious and actually so easy to make. You just need a few tools to make this successfully. Make sure to read all the way through the post for the details so you don't miss an important step. I usually save this recipe for special occasions or the holidays but every now and then I will make it because it's so good! The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef. This cut of meat is the filet mignon cut when grilling it as a steak. The tenderloin isn't super flavorful so the garlic crust gives it a nice flavor. There are many ways to give this roast more flavor and I've shared one way I like to do it here. I've shared a simple gravy recipe below but you can also dip it in butter! That option isn't very helpful if you're watching your waistline but it is quite good if you have some belt loops to spare! I made this for my husband for a Romantic Valentines Tablescape for Two dinner and he loved it! Roasted Beef
This homemade Scalloped Potato with Fontina Cheese recipe is comfort food at its finest. It's simple to make and is great as a side dish or main dish. I paired it with my Roasted Beef Tenderloin but it also goes well with Ham or any type of meat. Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina Cheese
This homemade Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina Cheese recipe is great as a side dish or can be a main dish if you're vegetarian. This is an easy recipe to make and is also great the next day as a leftovers.8 medium yukon gold potatoes peeled and sliced ((Any type of potatoes works))3 cups grated fontina cheese1 quart half and half1 cup milk3/4 cup flour1 cup butter ((2 cubes))2-3 tsp salt ((to taste))2 tsp pepper ((to taste))2 tsp onion salt1 tsp Johnny's seasoning or any seasoning salt
Peel and wash potatoes. Slice potato in half vertically and slice into approximately 1/4" slices. Set aside in a bowl with cold water