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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bloopers and other imperfections

I am getting ready to have my husband's family over dinner tomorrow night. Kind of a late Christmas / early New Year's celebration. There will be ten of us. My dining room seats 7 nicely and eight if no one ever gets up. It is always a challenge to have more people that will fit, over for dinner.

I thought about having no one at the dinner table ... just a casual sit-in-the-living-room meal but my living room really only has comfortable seating for 9. So it looks like we are going to have to split up. It is definitely not ideal.

But the important thing is that we will all be together in the same house and I'm sure it will work out fine. This will be good preparation for next year's Christmas Eve dinner which I have been told I will be hosting next year - a dinner for twelve!

Speaking of bloopers (well, sort of), Susan from Between Naps on the Porch is having a blogging bloopers party this Saturday. I really love bloopers. I read some of hers and had to laugh; her bloopers are my normal, ha ha. She talks about table settings that are missing things and photos that are not perfect and I all I could think was ... welcome to my entire blog!

Which just fits in perfect with a phone call I received today from a friend who loves my apple crisp and has made it before. She just made it recently and instead of looking up the recipe I gave her years ago, she just pulled it off my blog. Easy right? Well, not if the recipe on the blog is WRONG. So she called to let me know that something was amiss. And sure enough, I checked it out and I had doubled some things but not others. I think that qualifies as a really good blooper, don't you? I have gone back and fixed it on the original post, so please, if you pulled the recipe before, please go back and get the corrected version (which you can get to here). And if you made it and it came out dry like hers ... oops, sorry! And can I just add that all those years that I was a Dental Hygienist (see, now you know something about me that you didn't know before), I could NEVER say oops. That is one of the first things they teach you in dental school... never say oops while you are working on a patient!

An ant on the edge of the bowl ... I can't even see that small!
Here is Susan's reminder:

Little Reminder...Blogging Bloopers Party:
This Saturday, January 1st, 2011, BNOTP will be hosting the first ever "Blogging Bloopers" Party and you'll get to see some of the bloopers I've made (and sometimes hid) during 2010. Last January, I created THIS post showing some of my Blogging Bloopers from 2009. I asked if you guys had some to share...and the comments left on that post were really funny! :)

Cartoons are from Jasonlove.com


Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

I feel your pain! LOL Everytime I share a recipe on my blog, I have a horror I'll miss some main ingredient...I do that enough when I'm cooking. ;) Thanks for sharing the info about the Bloopers party...it should be a lot of fun!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

As one who has given many many dinner parties I have learned that if the hostess is relaxed the guests will be also. So just serve up plenty of alcohol and enjoy your own party...if someone is not having a good time there is not much you can do about it. Enjoy and good luck.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Just try to relax... everything will taste great and you'll have lots of fun if you don't sweat over the little things. Remember... you can do it because you have a great sense of humor... that's half of the way! :-)


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

designchic said...

It will be wonderful...no one cares how or where they eat - just that everyone's together. Have a great time!!

Haven and Home said...

Bloopers, love them, we all have them! I will be sure to check this out. Hope your big dinner went well!

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone for your support! Dinner was perfect ;) Christmas is now officially over in this house!!! Moving on to New Years ...