Saturday, August 21, 2004

Company's coming.

     Company's coming tomorrow, there was so much that needed to be done.

      It seems more and more of our family gatherings are being held in restaurants these days.

     You walk in, you sit down and everyone gets to pick out what they want. Low fat or low carb, no this or no that ... everyone is happy.

     After dinner, someone clears the table, washes the dishes and serves you coffee and desert,

     Ahhh ... but at what price some might ask. It has been my experience that taking 10 people out for dinner, even at $25 - $30 a  head (no bar tab, we're not really drinkers) doesn't cost any more than doing it at home and there is none of the labor involved.

   No restaurant this time, we are doing this at home. 10 people for lunch. We're trying to make this simple, perfect homemade lemonade, boiled shrimp with new potatoes, onions and corn on the cob, authentic Caesar salad, yep anchovies and raw egg yolk in the dressing and all, store bought cheese cake.

     Mandy made the lemonade, it's her grandmothers recipe ...

 

     Mom is not thrilled with the corn, bet she goes out and tries to find some that's fresher in the morning ...

 

     This is Mandy's "I still cant believe that you are putting those anchovies in my salad" face ...

 

     The floors have been mopped, the table has been set and the towels have been tied for napkins ...

 

     The cheese has beengrated, the fresh bread for croutons has been cubed and the Caesar dressing is chilling, potatoes have been cleaned and the onions are peeled and it's time now to get some rest.  

                                             *** Coy ***

                                             

6 comments:

mgraves6033 said...

I'm hungry!

cneinhorn said...

sounds like it will be a lovely lunch....was laughing at Mandy's face.......mine would have been the same..........love Ceasar salad.........but I suppose the
un-authentic kind....ie. no anchovies! LOL ;-)  enjoy your company!
~jerseygirl

nanmm11 said...

sounds and looks great!! lol but I agree with Mandy on the anchovies---ewwwww!!! Tell mom I've seen worse corn than that lol just put a little sugar in the water and it will be fine. have a great get together. got room for one more?  lol

csandhollow said...

I keep looking in mail, no invite=(

ggal3133 said...

mmm sounds great! I hope all of you have a wonderful time :)

monicalynnnantz said...

Yummmmm! Sounds great. I love your journal btw.
***Monica