Last night we had friends for dinner, two couples. I had a lot of fun coming up with the tablescape and the menu. Especially since it was the night before Halloween.
The boys had blood capsules at their place setting.
The buffet even got a little pumpkin thing going on as well.
The girls had red glittery barrette horns.
The black compote dish is from my mom's shop, and I found some great shiny brite ornaments last year that I thought would be perfect in the dish.
Pumpkin Cheddar Dip from Jax House (this was a huge hit, even with the two boys who didn't like pumpkin, they loved it!)
Autumnal Mixed Green Salad (I am definitely making this again, I made my own dressing, delicious!)
Braised Short Ribs (do you have a go to recipe when entertaining? I think this is mine, they were SO good. I will have to see if I have posted this recipe, I combined a couple that I found, and have made this a number of times now, and it is always a crowd favorite!)
I was going to serve mini pumpkin pies and pumpkin ice cream for dessert, but since we had some pumpkin haters, I went with a box of truffles I had on hand and we passed them. Good thing I had them on hand!