Covered the table with a linen bedspread undercloth and a silk plaid remnant on top...
Used the outdoor pot holders for indoor poinsettias ($2.50) surrounded by greenery...
$50 worth of pan dulce went a long way sliced in halves and thirds...
Too tired to make fruit skewers...
but everyone devoured the cheese torta with pan tostada and fresh sliced bolillo. I felt like the Pioneer Woman making something with 48 ounces of cream cheese and butter!!!
(Sorry for the second publishing--the photos keep disappearing. I'll add the layered cheese recipe later this week.)
So beautiful,and as usual you have done such a phenomenal job of display.Could you print the recipe?
I am printing this out and keeping it in my idea notebook.You are such an inspiration,and I want to thank you for sharing your wonderful penny saving ideas.
Don't you just love beautiful fruit displays?! A job well done, Meredith.
As always, Meredith, you have outdone yourself. It looks lush & festive. I'm sure many were blessed by your efforts!
Thanks for the blog! :D
looks great - colorful, wholsome, light and appetizing. What did you have to drink after all ?
That looks great! So much better than coffee and donuts too.
Really beautiful! Please share the cheese recipe! and what is Bolillo?
As I'm sure you know (b/c you're doing it!) - half of the appeal of food is how it is presented.
A meal made of humble foods can be made to look wonderful - when it is properly displayed.
I enjoy making a meal look enticing...and if I'm somewhere else I like to see that someone has cared enough to make things look nice.
I remember someone talking about how they just leave the food on the stove for everyone to help themselves... it doesn't take much effort to move the potatoes to a serving bowl...yeah it's one extra dish to wash - but it makes everything look more appealing.
You have such a knack with setting up these lovely, yet inexpensive, buffets. I appreciate that you always take pictures so that the rest of us can be inspired by your skill.
Nikki Bolillos are pretty much small Mexican french breads. The recipe is just slightly different than that of french bread. Typically the crust is softer and they are a bit more dense. (I worked the 3 a.m. shift at a bakery to pay bills while I finished school)
Meredith I'm so glad it went well. I had wanted to send you an email letting you know I was thinking of you, and forgot. But I was thinking of you and said a quick prayer that all would go well.
So beautiful, what an inviting, appealing spread. And don't feel disappointed about the fruit skewers, personally I always find them almost as awkward to eat as whole fruit--though they do help folks move quickly through the buffet line!
Once again, way to go, Meredith. I bet you're a living legend over there with those teachers. As a former teacher and daughter of a teacher, I truly can appreciate your effort. Now, get some rest!
Looks lovely, and delicious!
I know what you mean about feeling like The Pioneer Woman. I say that when I get out the can of parmesan cheese!
I would love to know the feedback that you get from the teachers and staff at school. Do they say much and seem to appreciate it? I would sure think that you'd get rave reviews for all the effort you go to! I was thinking of you this morning, too! Glad that it went well. Did you come in on budget, and how many leftovers did you have?
Such a great gift!
It looks beautiful AND delicious. Back in my high-school-teaching days, I would have really appreciated the effort and thought put into something like this. It was always a nice treat having a meal brought in, but no one ever went to this extent. What a gift!
What did you end up doing for drinks?
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