The brunch went really well. After posting the menu, I was a bit concerned that the caramel rolls wouldn't quite be enough, so I ended up making a batch of these as well. I also decided to bake the caramel rolls in 2 square pans instead of a 9x13. This way, I could set one pan at either end of the long table, and also I was more certain they would bake evenly. (Sometimes the middle can be doughy) The only bummer with that was the caramel seemed to harden after being out of the oven for a few minutes. I think I must have over-baked them because I don't remember that happening before.
You'll notice in the photo that I used paper napkins. I only have 6 cloth ones, and hadn't thought ahead about borrowing. Also, for bigger groups, I'm not opposed to an easy alternative!
I'm always so impressed by Meredith's presentation with serving food. I knew our table was going to be crammed with all the dishes so decided against a centerpiece/flowers/candles. My favorite accent is my small collection of pitchers. These were all gifts and I love pulling them out for special occasions!
I thought Jamie raised an interesting point when she asked what holds people back from having others over. I had to smile when she said the condition of her dining room chairs kept her from hosting guests for dinner. Our chairs are literally falling apart (Eric repaired one of the chair backs with nails and a strip of electrical tape!!) and are not a matched set. I really dislike them, and look forward to replacing them someday!