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Saturday, November 1, 2014

HORSES AND HORSEPOWER POLO PARTY

LAST SATURDAY MY HUSBAND AND I ATTEND OUR THIRD ANNUAL POLO TOURNAMENT IN SCOTTSDALE.



THE EVENT STARTED WITH A PARTY TO MEET THE PLAYERS MOLINA JEWELERS WHICH WE ACCEPTED THE INVITATION TO AND DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND AT THE LAST MINUTE.

THIS YEAR WE DID SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT, INSTEAD OF BUYING TICKETS FOR A TENT LIKE WE HAVE DONE THE PAST TWO YEARS, WE CHOSE TO TAILGATE AND BRING FRIENDS.  OUR FRIENDS HAVE BEEN SO GENEROUS WITH PASSES TO THE NASCAR RACES AT THE PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, WE ASKED THEM TO ACCOMPANY US.

WE RESERVED A SPACE AND WERE PUT ON THE CENTER OF THE FIELD WITH A PERFECT VIEW TO EACH GOAL.



MY HUSBAND PURCHASED A SMALL POP-UP CANOPY AND WE BROUGHT A TABLE WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF CHAIRS.  I ALSO BROUGHT A TABLECLOTH FROM PROVENCE AND A AUTUMN COLORED APRIL CORNELL CLOTH THAT A FRIEND HAD GIVEN ME AS A GIFT TO SET THE FOOD ON.

OUR MENU CONSISTED OF PRESSED ITALIAN SANDWICHES,


RECIPE:  http://www.seasonsandsuppers.ca/pressed-italian-sandwich/
 I USED CLASSIC SUDDENLY SALAD AND ADDED GREEN OLIVES AND CARROTS.  I DID SERVE THE SALAD IN INDIVIDUAL ANTIQUE "BALL" CANNING JARS!
RECIPE:  http://www.fivehearthome.com/2013/12/07/marinated-cheese-olives-an-easy-appetizer-or-food-gift-in-a-jar/
RECIPE: http://www.thehubofourhome.com/2013/05/cookie-dough-brownies.html

ALL RECIPES OR IDEAS WERE FOUND ON PINTEREST!

OUR FRIENDS HAD RECENTLY VISITED WISCONSIN AND HAD BROUGHT BACK WICONSIN CHEESE!  THEY ALSO BROUGHT CRACKERS, MEAT AND VEGGIES.

ONE OF THE ARIZONA POLO CLUB PLAYERS STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO!

IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR PEOPLE WATCHING AND CAR WATCHING...THE PORSCHE CLUB WAS THERE AND SO WERE THE MASERATI'S.  PLUS SOME INTERESTING OFFERINGS FROM BARRETT JACKSON AUCTIONS.


ALL IN ALL, IT WAS LOADS OF FUN!


YOURS TRULY!