Saturday, April 2, 2011

Good Times

Scentsy is a company that sells wickless candles. If you want to know more, you can look up their website here. Anyway, TS is a consultant, and as I said a couple days ago, she asked me if I wanted to host a party. My first thought was, "Uh...ME? Ask a whole bunch of people to a party where I would be the hostess?!" Don't get me wrong--I love getting together with friends from church and doing fun things as long as I'm not the one in charge. As long as I have a choice of  either sitting in the corner watching and listening to all that goes on; or, if I feel especially talkative, sit in the middle of all the action. I'm a behind-the-scenes type of gal. But, since I would be the hostess I would be expected to make small talk and do hostessy type things until TS was ready to start.

So, in a rare burst of boldness and attempt to shed my shy shell, I decided to host the party at mine and Marsh's house. The early part of the morning was spent cleaning and making sure there was enough seats for the guests. Since this is the first "home party" I've ever had, Marsh--a pro compared to me--came through many times throughout the day. Thanks Monkey!

I'm happy to say that I had no "culinary disasters"! After my horrid dream, I was afraid of ruining supper for the ladies and being forced to offer PB & J sandwiches. For snacks/ horsd'oeuvres I put together a veggie tray with dip, had chips and salsa, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. I was glad the cookies came together well because they tend to be different each time I make them {although I don't know why since I use the same basic recipe! But, I suppose I should follow the recipe as written instead of doing my own variations}. The only time I became ill at ease was when I had to assemble the sandwiches. I was having Hot Ham & Cheese sandwiches and although easy to make, I hate when people have to wait on me for things. But, I suppose as Chef Wright told me when I worked in the Kitchen during college, "The food is here; they'll wait". Nonetheless, I was happy to announce the sandwiches were ready. The ladies were more than gracious and all enjoyed supper. And, the ice cream cake--yumm-o!

Anyway, all kidding aside, I had a marvelous time and I think the ladies all did too. There was so much laughter and camaraderie throughout the night. I'm so glad for the gals who were there! Every time I look at this {A thank-you from TS for hosting the party.}:


 I will remember with fondness the great time I had with friends and church family.
*The only down part of the whole evening is that I took no pictures! The above two are courtesy of Google Image*


Anonymous said...

That ice-cream cake looks incredible! Recipe please...

Elsabeth said...

It is so easy to make :) Here it is written out, and you can print it here:

19 ice cream sandwiches
1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 jar (11-3/4 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping
1 cup salted peanuts
Cut one ice cream sandwich in half. Place one whole and one half sandwich along a short side of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Arrange eight sandwiches in opposite direction in the pan. Spread with half of the whipped topping. Spoon fudge topping by teaspoonfuls onto whipped topping. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup peanuts. Repeat layers with remaining ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping and peanuts (pan will be full).
Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Yield: 15 servings.