Thursday, November 04, 2010
Sunday Dinner Guests
We finally have family close enough to invite for Sunday dinner. Of course, my parents are shoe-ins since they just have to come out of their bedroom door and they're in the dining room. But we would invite them even if they didn't live with us. Then there is my brother and his Olivia and their "Baby Ben in the Oven". Here they are arriving with cake. My mom made some of Jim Lahey's bread and I found Dr. Gooch and his girl waiting in the vegetable garden for the dinner bell. My Dad picked some berries growing by the driveway for the centerpiece. They were all crazy shades of blue! Dr. Gooch got a kiss as an appetizer. He's so lucky. There were roasted carrots and cauliflower drizzled with orange blossom honey. We used some pesto on pasta. A salad of baby greens and radishes from the yard rounded it off.
This is what life is all about, I am reminding myself: preparing good food, scooching tables together, and sitting down across from ones you love.
Come dine with us!