Open house in the morning? Yes! Especially if you are competing with other parties this season--remember Friday and Saturday nights book up quickly. This party's the perfect option for getting to know your neighbors or for entertaining close friends. (Serves 10 to 12)

Country Grits and Sausage Casserole


Chicken-Pecan Quiche
Caramel-Nut Pull-Apart Bread
Assorted fruit platter

Overnight Bloody Marys
Orange juice