11 of us are original members. Pretty amazing, huh? We are from all walks of life and at different stages of children, grandchildren, houses, cars and aging parents.
I was pretty excited to host because it meant I could use these:
My snack sets!! I bought 2 sets of them about 18 months ago at an estate sale. I think I must be an old soul.....I real affinity for old fashioned traditions. These snack sets remind me of going to Ladies' Functions with my great grandma at church and then with my grandma to Ladies' Functions.
They are in the original box and in excellent shape.
I was short 4 sets. My friend, Kyle, whose rockin' hot wife posts here.....and his super sister in law posts here......helped me out. It seems as though one time he went to an auction being held by a church that was disbanding and he bought himself some snack sets. Why? Well, I guess nobody else was buying them, so he did. I knew he had them and had once told me I could borrow them anytime. When I called, he was out of town, so his lovely wife helped me out.
When she called him to ask him where he was keeping them, he told her that I could just keep them for my very own because he felt like it would repay my son for all his help with Kyle's blackberry/crackberry issues from a few months back. I am not sure my son was as pleased with the snack set payment, but I was.
And as luck would have it, the set I borrowed and then got to keep, matches my snack sets. I now have 12 matching snack sets. It's the little things that keep me going.....
I had several plans in mind for my Ladies Function, but finally hit upon making a dessert bar. I made pumpkin cake cupcakes and banana bar cupcakes. Cream cheese frosting. Enough said.
I really like the pumpkin ones, but I think that the banana ones were just OK. Kind of dry, maybe over baked and certainly not as good as Kyle's wife makes as a cake.
I also made cut out sugar cookies, snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies.
I made brownies with frosting and decided that a bunch of ladies on a sugar high probably needed some balance so I had some lil' smokies in bbq sauce, cheese and crackers, veggies and grapes. It was a decent spread.
My friend, Teresa, was generous enough to let me take a picture of her food on the snack set.....
Bonus for me, I was the big winner for most losses. NOT a surprise to anyone who has been playing any game with me. Just sayin'.