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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Simple Entertaining


Emily used to live in the heart of Chicago in a small little condo, perfect for one.  She has a very good friend who is one of the sweetest girls on the face of this earth.  Kristy now lives in the condo where Emily used to live.  She was going to be out of town while we were visiting in Chicago, but she had a surprise for us.  Emily has the key to her place and we were told to go on inside. 


There was a card waiting for us.  Inside it read how sorry she was to  be out of town but she wanted us to have a special treat from her. 

Light the candles, the card read.

Open up the fridge and pull out the cheese tray and open up the wine.





Did we ever enjoy!

She had a variety of cheeses including Havarti Dill and and Blue Stilton which is a mild blue cheese from England.  That was my favorite.  I’m going to be looking for it.


Also on the tray were chocolate covered almonds and dried apricots to round out the flavors.



It reminded me of another time someone had us over for a wine and a cheese tray.  The simplest of entertaining but yet SO enjoyable. 



Can you imagine having people over and not even being there?  Now that is a good friend!


southerninspiration said...

Oh, I love her!! What a wonderful treat for you, and what a thoughtful thing for her to plan ahead and do for y'all! I just love that idea!


Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! OH, this is wonderful!! I hope you'll come to my party next month - it's a Heart of the Home Party and we'll be showing our kitchens.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cathy said...

Wow, Kristy is a great friend! Excellent idea!

Unknown said...

Now THAT'S a friend!!!

Carol said...

A very good friend! How sweet! Looks like a delicious time :)

Miss Char said...

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard Donna. What a wonderful way to celebrate together with your girls. Not as good as a mystery dinner (wink, wink) but right up there for sure.

Miss Char said...

OK Donna, I've learned how to "follow". Count me in.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

and all MB every does is hand her guests a can opener...LOL...what a special treat left for ya'll :)

Debbiedoos said...

I heart Chicago too. That was the best vacation my family and I ever much fun! Well looks like you gals can entertain...let me know when the next partay is!

Anonymous said...

have you ever heard of Humboldt Fog cheese....from CA.. you would love it!! I have to order it online 'cause I can't find it around here. If someone wanted to give me some for Christmas I would not be against it at all. :) What a nice thing for them to do for you all. I love Chicago. My son used to live in Lincoln Park but now lives in the suburbs but when we visit we always go into the city at least once. We'll be there soon. Have a great weekend Donna.

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like a wonderful night and what an amazing friend! Cheese and wine, I am in!


Kristens Creations said...

What a wonderful surprise! Everything looks delicious...Thanks for stopping by! Market was alot of fun, I might go back in a few weeks. The showrooms will be clearing out their windows! I'm going to try and swing it if I can. It was so good to meet Teresa! In Jan. we might have to all meet up!

Looks like you had a fun trip to Chicago! I've never been there.

I hope you're ready for the wedding...Take care, Kristen

Jane said...

What thoughtful friends! I can just imagine your surprised expression when you opened the fridge. I'll have to keep this idea in mind...
Thanks for sharing it.
Jane (artfully graced)

stitching under oaks said...

how looks like a great tray too! i'm loving the changes on your blog...great new header and look! Have a great day!