I have some simple, fallish tablesetting ideas for your next dinner party. I like going for the, "simply
thrown together look" that I unfortunately worked all week putting together. If only we had an herb
and flower garden in the backyard that I could use for entertaining! This top photo would be so much
prettier with Provvista plates in my opinion, but I love the old piece of wood being used as a runner.
Burlap and linen runners are relatively inexpensive and look beautiful indoors and outdoors.
Here are two great recipes (Barefoot Contessa, of course) for entertaining. You can never go wrong with the herbed goat cheese and basil chicken next time you have company. Who doesn't like chicken? And if you are a little burnt out on chicken (like moi), this one will be a pleasant surprise! FYI, we can never seem to find the "bone out, skin on" chicken, but it still works just fine with the bone in. You have to have the skin on it though, because the goat cheese and basil gets stuffed between the meat and the skin. We typically pair it with green beans and a sweet potato.
The second (which I plan to make for our next Supper Club) is Ina's Lentil and Sausage Soup. Delish! It is hearty enough for the men and loaded with vegetables. Crusty bread, hoppy beer, and Bon Apetite!