Monday, March 23, 2015

Nacho Bar

I was talking to a new friend last month about our family 
gatherings. She came up with the idea of a Nacho Bar. 
I had never had one of those but it sounded good. 

We aren't very fancy people so this may not look as good as it was.

Tortilla chips
taco seasoned meat
smashed pintos
romaine lettuce
tomatoes, olives, onions, sour cream, cheese, salsa

Fresh Strawberries with whipped cream
rolls, but they were unnecessary.

I was surprised how much everyone liked it.

I debated about the cheese. 
Would they want the liquid stuff or the real cheese? 
So I gave them a choice and the liquid won out. 

Elora arrived early and helped with the ice and drinks. 

Kylie with her boyfriend, David, and his son Travor, 
Jonas looking on.

Jonas and Téa were having quite the conversation. 
See that dirty napkin by Téa's plate? Trevor (next to her) had set his strawberry on his napkin and then
was upset when it got dirty. He started to cry about it (he's only 3!) and Téa just quietly took his
napkin and put it by her plate, and then gave him her napkin. I happened to be walking by at the time or
we never would have known. Love those quiet acts of kindness!

I think sitting at the teenage table would be the best place to be. 

My favorite picture of the evening.
Jonas, Téa, Violet and Trevor (David's son)

All working in the kitchen together.

We were on question #2 for this Family Home Evening…

We went around the room and just let anyone answer it if they wanted to. Most everyone did. It was very special. Amazing how just one question can make such a sweet FHE. 
Thank you again Lori Pope.

I love freezers. I made these Total Oatmeal cookies earlier in the 
week and just pulled them out at the end of the party.

I find it interesting how as soon as the grandkids come into our 
house, off go their shoes. We keep our shoes on, and have never 
asked them to do this.

Laurynn and Violet were together much of the evening.

They like each other.

Okay, so here we are 3 days later and I keep telling Dennis, 
"Don't put the toys away." 
They are just as the grands left them. 
I'm a sappy Grandma Honey.


Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like those cookies work for non-gluten-eating people?
Super-nice gathering and must have been inspiring.

Grandma Honey said...

Right, they are gluten free cookies made with all oat flour and oats. My grandkids always ask for them when they come over and none of them eat gluten free.

Susan Anderson said...

This looks like such fun, Jill. I am looking forward to watching our twins grow and become even closer. Already, when they lay them down together they gravitate to each other. It is really darling.

Just posted this year's Easter poem if you want to hop over and take a look. I am really enjoying looking forward to conference and Easter this year, as I have so much to be grateful for.