Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009---Party Food!!!

Welcome to our Party!!! This is the first major blog carnival I have ever participated in and I'm just sooo EXCITED!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I was really enjoying all the weekly carnivals on my main blog, but made the decision that I didn't want to mix food into that blog. Starting a blog dedicated specifically to food was the logical solution. I've finally written down some family recipes that have been favorites for years, I've also found some new recipes and added them. I participate in Menu Plan Monday in an attempt to get myself more organized. I've also done Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, The Household Helper's Christmas Virtual Cookie Swap, The $10 KFC Cooking Challenge, The Lots of Kids Kitchen Challenge and Slow Cooker Thursday. I would love to be able to participate in these types of things every week. I am always on the lookout for new food carnivals....they are just sooo much FUN!

I love to put out a big spread for a party. Come on in, mingle around & feel free to eat to your hearts content. Today's menu is full of my favorites for a Spring gathering. Pour yourself a tall glass of Sweet Tea or Lemonade. If you prefer adult drinks, give my Hubby's homemade Hard Cider a try.

Start with the appetizers, there is sure to be something everyone will like.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Guacamole w/Tortilla chips

Spinach Dip in Sour Dough Bread Bowl

Pickle & Olive Tray

Veggie Tray with Hidden Valley Ranch Dip

Deviled Eggs

Cheese Tray

The Buffet is ready whenever you are. Eat up, there is plenty of food.

Spiral Sliced Honey Baked Ham

Cowboy Beans

Chicken Salad

Store bought Croissants

Potato Salad (sorry no picture)

The Desserts are over here. Go ahead and start here if you like, I won't mind.

Pretzel Salad

Strawberry pie

Jello Salad

Check out all the fun at the Ultimate Blog Party Headquarters.


Kathy said...

Party-Hopping and Wow - I am so hungry now!!
Happy UBP 2009!

PT-LawMom said...

YUM! This all looks so great, as does your blog. Definitely bookmarking for later.

Kendra said...

Some really great looking food! SO yummy looking!

Annette said...

I seen "food" and "alcohol" and was instantly interested.

Glad I came by, your site is great!
I'm visiting from the UBP.

Come see me sometime!
Fairy Blog Mother

kitchengirl said...

Love this post! What a creative way to host a party :-) I feel so welcome....

Glad to meet you,

Kara said...

Visiting from the UBP, via your other blog. :) I have a "nest" blog too- notes from the nest. Love the pink tutus on your daughters and granddaughter!

Shell said...

Hey there...a little birdie at the UBP told me that you had the ultimate party spread...I hit the jackpot!

Don't mind me hovering over the deviled eggs...they're my favorite. And, I hope you got plenty of sweet tea!!

Great blog...I'm following because one look at the pie in your header hypnotized me!! LOL


Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I'm still party hopping and what a lovely party spread you have! I see you are looking for more carnivals to join so I would like to warmly invite you to my Vintage Recipe Thursday carnival to share those generations-old recipes you talk about in your sidebar profile. And ... I also have roundups on a regular basis. The next one is in April for anything chocolate. I hope you will join us for both! :-)