My chicken salad is usually made with rotisserie chicken, craisins, celery, and toasted almonds. This time I’ll chop the salad up a little more to fit into the wee pâte à choux balls.
I like to take recipes that have been successful and put a little twist on them. This time trading out rolls for pastry balls.
The last item is dessert-like. I got the idea from our chef at work who made a nice, light dessert with lady fingers and pastry cream. I thought I could do the same thing substituting pumpkin pastry cream.
But sometimes actually entertaining at home is not possible.
In our area there is an abundance of free music and free films.
When I find something that really interests me I email a group of friends and tell them I’ll be there. I don’t judge the interest I just make the invitation; I facilitate.
I’m sure to add my cell number to the email with the instruction to text or call when they arrive at the venue, especially if it is a big venue like the parade grounds at our local Army base.
If it’s something I have done previously I add any details that might sway someone who is on the fence. For instance the U.S. Army Field Band is performing the 1812 Overture with real canons. I’ve heard it before and it’s fabulous. I reminded everyone to bring their own lawn chair.
I encourage you to do some research and contact your social circle for a fun and different and free event. Provide as much or as little as you like. Don’t for get the bug spray.
This week started off busy and is slated to continue that way.
Yesterday I sold our old tennis racquets for $15 after listing them on Craigslist. It was a bargain and the buyer arrived in a Lincoln. I gave her a 2-hour window and of course she arrived at the end of the window.
I’ve rearranged the furniture in the conservatory so 10 of us can fit in this room to discuss To Kill a Mocking Bird.
I told Charlie he has to clear out his stuff from the conservatory floor.
I also asked him “very nicely” to put an air conditioner in the window in the corner. Generally the house stays at a comfortable temperature but we’re expecting hot and humid days and some of my guests suffer from over heating.
Then on Friday we’re hosting a screening of Young @ Heart for my choir. This is also happening in the conservatory.
I invited 19 people but am realistically expecting 10 to 12. We’ll move the coffee table out of the room (under the dining room table) and set up chairs facing the television.