Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy New Year....(Rosh Hashanah)

The plan was to have dinner for 9 people at our house.  
Flat tire this...feeling sick that yada yada yada...
we ended up with 5 (2 of them, the lizard and ladybug).  
We had a kick-ass dinner (if I do say so myself)!

Since it's tradition to have apples and honey (to ensure a 'sweet' New Year) -
I decided the theme would be apples. 
To keep things simple - I got 2 bags of green apples and burlap (for a runner).
I already had the glass jars and round place mats.  
Table decor - done.

The menu ... apple chicken, kugel (noodle casserole), potato pancakes w/applesauce, vegetables and salad.

For dessert..I was stumped, until I saw this apple cake recipe.  
Found via @parentsmagazine on Twitter.  
It was so simple (took ~1 1/2hrs to bake) & it turned out great!!

Of course..I don't send people home w/out a goody
(even if it's just my mom that showed up).
I had all intentions of monogramming plates after I saw this idea from lemon tree creations (found via Everyday Celebrating).

I ran out of I decided to use a paint pen and cute stickers
on my goodwill plates.
Add a crisp green apple and a 'to go' container of honey...

& you've got yourself a pretty 'sweet' New Year favor!

Happy New Year (if you're celebrating) &/or Happy Thursday if you're not :)

**what's on the table is half of what I made - we are having a total repeat of this dinner for lunch today** 


PonyTails and FishScales


FrouFrouBritches said...

Dang girl! You impress the heck out of me. Such great stuff! Cute and crafty and themey and stuff. I wanna come to dinner at your house.

FlyAwayHome said...

I am visiting from "mine for the making" and have to say.... You have some really creative ideas! thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for celebrating. Love your take home treat too!

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

you are so creative! Thanks for leaving this one on the linky!

hugs! Kim @
party inspiration

The Party Animal said...

One Word - YUM

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