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Family Style

In this section of the blog, I plan on keeping an update of what is going on in the Doyle household. Since we have friends and family spread out all over, this will be a place for me to journal about how our kids our entertaining us these days. I'll also use it to keep me brain from going to mush... as a platform to express my opinions on various subjects. From politics to Hollywood, you'll be sure to find some ramblings from me here.   … [Continue reading]

Christmas Party – Scheduled for December 16th!

Our goal is beginning earlier than 2007. We are hosting a Christmas dinner party on December 16th with 3 other couples at our home. The kids will all be at a friends house being taken care of by a babysitter, so it will be an adult's only night. I think we are going to make some sort of pork loin... I'm off to Recipezaar to look for recipes. Everyone is going to bring something, so all the food won't be my responsibility. I will be making an appetizer, the meat and the bread. I'll post here when I decide what recipes to use and what finishing touches I'll need to make this dinner party a big success. Things to do: Find recipes Find or create pretty tabble runner or centerpiece Create holiday playlist for my IPod Find games to play Purchase small gifts for each couple attending Plan drink menu … [Continue reading]

Dinner Party Diaries

My husband and I love to entertain. We love cooking, having friends over, enjoying one another's company and engaging in adult conversations. Every time we watch The Food Network or Fine Living we comment on how we wish we could entertain more. What's stopping us?? Money, for one. Three kids and a busy life doesn't help either. I've decided to make a project out of this dream of ours. In the year 2007, we are going to host at least one dinner party of some sort each month. Some may be ellaborate, some may be simple, some may be kid friendly, some may be adults only. My plan is to make a theme for each month, and from that theme I'll plan the party. We'll share with you the various tips, plans, accessories, etc. that we come across that have made our journey to this goal possible! If you are in the area and want to attend a Dine and Dish event, feel free to give me a call :)   … [Continue reading]