I think one of the reasons I love Fall & Winter so much is that they seem to be filled with holidays, traditions, celebrations, and family gatherings. Now that we live in a town away from our families I cherish these seasons even more because I know we will have plenty of time together over the coming months.
Growing up my mom was always such a wonderful host at holidays and would plan special events or celebrations for our family/friends. Now that Andrew and I are married and have a place of our own I want to be able to do the same. So, about 2 months ago Andrew and I decided to have a Fall dinner party for our family.
Since our house is fairly limited in gathering space and we would be cooking for 10 we knew it wouldn’t be an easy task but we were thrilled to have [almost] everyone together to kick off the fall season.
Sticking with a fall theme, the menu was rather easy to plan- we decided to make a variety of soups that way there would be something for everyone. Andrew and I started planning the menu a little over a month in advance so we could try out a few recipes before hand. As the date got closer we started to make sure that we had all of the serving ware, dishes, utensils and ingredients that we would need to accommodate everyone.
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- French Onion Soup
- Pumpkin Pecan Bread
- Sourdough Bread
- Apple Cider Floats
This was our first time hosting anyone at our house, and taking on both our families is not an easy task, but it was so much fun having everyone together.