When I got home from work I pulled out the chicken we’d grilled & the onion I chopped the night before and compiled the rest of the ingredients to make my favorite, King Ranch Casserole. It’s kind of my “go to” recipe when hosting a dinner party. The casseroles were completed and ready to go into the oven. I put the charro beans I had slow cooked the day before back in the crock pot to heat up. They’re so yummy, I could have eaten them cold. Ok, maybe not.
I sliced some lemons and limes and plopped them into a large pitcher of ice water. Mmm… so refreshing. That was my “fancy” drink for the evening, seeing that I can’t indulge in a nice glass of wine or sangria for a while. I lit all the mason jar candles around the house and on the dining room table and made sure all the place settings were good to go before the girls arrived. Bethany and Ashaun arrived first with Sangria, 2 types of wine, and mini cupcakes. Michele arrived with Mi Cocina salsa (yum!) and warm chips. Kelsey arrived with ingredients to make a delicious salad that included a sliced green apple and dried cranberries. Christina showed up wearing oven mits holding a dish of sopapilla cheescake fresh out of the oven (oh my gosh it was so good). Then, Kimi arrived with her magical guacamole dip, which was chunky with tomatoes, corn, and other goodies! All in all, it was a great gathering with terrific home made food and great conversation.
You may be asking, “What is the Southern Pickwick Society”? Well, that’s soon to be unveiled… for now I will just say it’s a group of ladies all gifted in various creative ways that work at Switch Creative who appreciate Southern Hospitality and hope to share our gifts with the world.
Here are some photos from the lovely evening.
George modeling Kelsey’s lovely necklace.