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With all the food, drinks and decor, don’t forget about seating. I am a huge fan of assigned seating, even for family affairs. It is a great way to make sure converstion stays following – mixing up the chatters with the shy guys. And these ideas are a snap – just using things you already have on hand.
And you don’t even need to buy place cards, just cut down a white card stock and grab a sharpie…
Artichokes have built in holders with the leaves, so just tuck the card right in.
And the X on the roasted chestnuts provides an automatic stand.
For the lady apples or small pears, all you need to do is poke a quick hole on the side of the card, and then pluck it down on the stem.
Added bonus – when these are placed on the directly on the plate, they don’t even require more table space.
The little kitchen here just got its first delivery and I am so excited!
My aunt and uncle have a chestnut farm in California (The Chestnut Farm in Modesto – Jenni, if you are reading this, if you had a website, I would link here – hint, hint) and they sent us a beautiful box of chestunuts. I know that I will roast a bunch up and eat them plain, right out of the oven, burning my fingers until I get a stomach-ache, but I need to try out some recipes for them too.I am thinking maybe these Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts with in Brown Butter or this Pear, Stilton and Chicory Salad with Crispy Chestnuts or maybe Chestnut Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce or even Striped Bass with Swiss Chard, Chestnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette and of course all kinds of soups and stuffings…
What do you think? Should I try any of these in particular? Just wing it? Any suggestions?