Monday, July 23, 2012

Table for Two

Summer is the time I try to catch up with my friends that I don't always get to see during the school year.  My good friend, Cheryl lives a mile up the road, and we haven't seen each other in a couple of months.  

We like to celebrate our English heritage with warmth and glassware.

A visit with Cheryl always includes conversation, food, wine, and lots of inspiration.

A girlie salad of chicken, pears, Gorgonzola and craisins.

Zucchini bread and coffee late into the afternoon.
It's wonderful to have friends with whom you can pick up where you left off, no matter how long it has been since you've spent time together.  Our histories, raising children (and husbands), our education, our lives full of relationships and situations, and mutual respect binds us together.  Not to mention our love for British family history.   

A Couple of Family Favorites

  Meredith made me a spectacular birthday dinner.
For starters there was an antipasto with cheese, veggies, olives, roasted reds and lettuce.

Main course - better than restaurant crab meat stuffed shrimp.

Garlic mashed as a side.
Sabrina's birthday dinner was a combined effort.

Caesar Salad

Meredith's pasta dish with chicken, spinach, Alfredo/pesto sauce.

The ice cream cake with lots of salty/sweet, peanut buttery creamy crunch.

The birthday girl.
I think the best part of celebrating birthdays is the family dinner table with the antics of the players, the fun memories of past times and making the present into future memories.