Wednesday, March 23, 2011

the day after

Giving parties is not restful! I decided that my catering service is going out of business but not without great memories. I spent most of today in a restful mode; a little laundry, a little domino game this afternoon down at Charlotte's, now a nice quiet dinner of chicken enchiladas to use up the left-over chicken from yesterday.

I have been asked by a reader to give food details; what exactly did I serve. Various greens ~ iceberg and Romaine lettuce and spinach (I should have left it out; it was too tough) ~ dressed with vinagrette, chicken, shrimp, avocado, black beans, beets, cheese, carrots, cucumbers, chopped eggs, jicama, red onions, red peppers, and tomatoes. After two more meals, one last night and one at noon today, we've almost finished everything. For the enchiladas we've polished off the onions, red peppers and tomatoes. Mr. C ate the leftover eggs yesterday and I had beets for breakfast. Delicious.

Tomorrow evening a dinner party with Mac and Juan, their famous ribs. A welcome change from salad.

A word about the weather. It has been warm and bright, clear and beautiful. I call this 2-hour laundry weather; hang it out and it's dry in a flash! This is how we remember the weather being when we would cut loose from the gloom of the valley for 2 or 3 weeks when we first started coming here in the 90's. Last year, you may recall, we had rain in April. This year it has been just gorgeous most of the time. And the sunsets! Splendid.


mary ann said...

I loved the party and felt like I was there with you. Beautiful tables and the buffet table makes me hungry. It's all your little touches that made the day so special for your guests. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mary Ann!