recently we hosted a dinner ..
inviting a few parents with daughters
that went to the same program as our
own daughter. how very like God to bring
together those with similar experiences
only to wash blessing over our common
bond. one of the parents was visiting the area
from her native state of washington.
the other parents live about 30 minutes away.
our meal was simple yet abundant.
our fellowship? now held close to my heart.
i've no pictures of the meal nor of the gorgeous dessert brought by one guest. but i have pictures of the table. so we do have that.
table for 5.
i found pretty paper napkins
that complemented the tablecloth nicely.
:here's our menu:
i made a quick and simple appetizer of crackers
alongside a good dollop of
whipped cream cheese,
covered with apricot jalapeno preserves.
just the right amount of 'heat'.
our local grocer had rib eye steaks on sale for $6.99 a pound (down from $14.99!) so i chose steak. with a flavorful hand rub the day before grilling, the steaks had time to soak in the seasonings.
the hubs grilled. the steaks were SO tender.
baked beans.. i made them earlier in the day and put them in the crock pot on the low setting to keep them hot. black forest bacon, bbq sauce, and brown sugar rounded out transforming the (canned) beans to awesome yUmminess.
salad.. small dense heads of romaine in large chunks, with tomatoes, cucumbers, scallion greens, hard boiled egg, a bit of kale, soft croutons, and a choice of dressings.
biscuits.. i made the 7up biscuits and added cheddar cheese and cooked bacon. oh my gracious - how good this was!
i prepared two pitchers ..
one for iced water (& slices of lime)
one for iced tea (strong)
dessert was an amazing pie with a cookie/chocolate crust, filled with vanilla custard and topped with a beautiful array of perfectly situated fruit slices. it tasted as good as it looked.
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our washington state guest spent the night in the backyard cottage .. and left early the next morning for a planned event. so good meeting her.. will be keeping her in prayer.
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until next time,