Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baked Potato Dinner. . .


Last night we hosted a baked potato dinner. . .
The guests. . .
Our son, Bobby. . .

Our daughter~in~law, Kari. . .

Our niece, Kristi. . .


Hubby Bob on the left, brother~in~law, Branson, & niece, Shelley. . .
Shelley is visiting from New Orleans. They're going to celebrate Thanksgiving with Branson's brother & his family, so we wanted to get together before Shelley leaves town.



The table is set & ready. . .



I baked the potatoes in the crock pot, so easy. . .
Wash potatoes, pierce with a knife, wrap in foil, bake on low for 8 to 10 hours.
The potato topping choices. . .
butter
chili
onions
jalapenos
salsa
Mexican cheese
tomatoes
cheese rotel
sour cream
onion dip


Dessert. . .
butter~ crunch pumpkin cake

Oh my goodness, I feel like a stuffed pig, or maybe I should say a stuffed turkey!

I know you all are probably very busy making preparations for Turkey Day. Take it easy, don't work too hard, make sure you pace yourself. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!



15 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Carol...what an absolutely great way to have guests over without all the fuss & muss...gonna remember this! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.;-) Bo

Mary said...

What a great idea to work around everyones for the Holiday with all the different schedules. If you Can't beat'um join'em
Kari is really getting big with baby! Ethan is almost here.
Have a great day
Love
M

Shellmo said...

What a fun idea - love it! Happy thanksgiving to you!

Shelia said...

Morning, Carol! That was so nice to host this dinner. That was a great idea, too, the baked potatoes and the dessert sounds so yummy.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Stacey said...

Baked potato dinners are great. We do the same thing sometimes. Everybody likes it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Becky K. said...

We were just talking about doing this for one of our Sunday Evening Church get togethers.

Yummy!

Now I can't wait!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Becky K.

Happy To Be said...

Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Carol, thank you for being so faithful to stop by & see me. I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

laurie said...

Your table looked so pretty, and I'm sure your guests enjoyed this get together. The youth at our church do a baked potato dinner to raise money. There are always so many toppings, I feel like I need 2potatoes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

the voice of melody said...

Sounds like a fun dinner and evening! Lots of yummy food and the dessert sounds delicious too. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

valerie said...

I love baked potatoes & the more toppings the better.
Looks like y'all had a great time.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Rhondi said...

Hi Carol
What a great idea for a party. HAppy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs, Rhondi

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I have never heard of a baked potato dinner, but I really like the idea!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
denise

marie said...

A baked potato dinner sounds like such fun ~ I think I may have to borrow this idea. Kelli, over at
kellishouse.blogspot.com hosted a dessert party and posted about it on Nov 24th. Maybe I'll have a baked potato AND dessert party! Talk about a stuffed pig!!

I love all the wonderful ideas that can be found in the land of blog!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

OKAY CAROL,
You are my HERO! I did not even think about putting baked taters in the CROCK! WHOOhOoO AND WILL YOU PRETTY PLEASE rub off on me and teach me the beautiful ART of table setting ... GOSH WHAT A KNACK YOU HAVE! Here at the SHABBY olde farmhouse I reach for paper plates. LOL Maybe it's "tiMe" I get a little fancier? HELP!
Lea
Your family is GORGEOUS!
AND did I spy a longaberger basket on your floor? heehee