“On the Road with Kathryn”

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents holiday entertaining camp at the SwagWow, what a great Holiday Entertaining Camp we just completed at The Swag Inn!  We had such fun for two full days and the most  incredible service and food at The Swag.  Thanks to Innkeepers Deener and Dan Matthews for hosting this first of our entertaining camps!  And their staff was truly the BEST!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents entertaining camp with the swag

It was so exciting and we already are working on scheduling more camps for 2014.

Holiday tablescape designs, floral designs and fun holiday recipes filled two fun days.  Plus LOTS  of laughs and many lessons not just from me but also great ideas from campers.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

We were so delighted to have Carol Viau, writer for The Mountaineer attend camp and we appreciate her sharing some of her “camp photos”! (the next four photos)

2_KG w autumn flowers

3_KG w blue & white plates

4_Deener matching plate

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents holiday entertaining camp at the swag

Thanks to all of our “campers” for making this first entertaining boot camp so much fun and such a great success.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents entertaining camp with the swag

I would like to share with my blog readers one of our holiday recipes that I demonstrated during the camp. Hope you enjoy this Pine Cone Chicken Ball!

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents holiday entertaining camp at the Swag

  • 2  8 ounce bars of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans of white premium chicken breast (9.75 ounces) well drained and patted dry
  • 2 packages of dry  Ranch dressing mix (1 ounce)
  • Whole almonds for garnish.
  • Combine all ingredients and form into two balls in the shape of a pine cone.
  • Garnish with whole almonds (roasted/unsalted).
  • Serve with your favorite crackers.
  • If making for a “non-holiday” event, roll into a ball and roll in chopped pecans and serve with crackers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents entertaining camp with the swag

Stay tuned for camp dates in 2014!

Enjoy!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents entertaining camp with the swag

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3 Responses to “On the Road with Kathryn”

  1. Oh this looks like so much fun! I love the Swag and Deener!

  2. franki says:

    “Fancy boots!” Those are the very roses I’m using to coordinate with my mom’s china for Thanksgiving. THANKS for the recipe…it’s now on the menu! franki

  3. Kathryn says:

    Lisa,
    Wish you would come to one of our 2014 camps! I promise that we will have great fun!
    Happy Thanksgiving Lisa,
    Kathy

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