Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Success

No..Aunty Pol lives..never fear.
We had the annual dinner party Saturday night so after damn near killing myself cleaning the Casa.." No Pol..your mother is not going to be here..calm down...as if that's gonna happen.."
A great time was had bu all tho there were some pre show antics that were close...For once I actually got the shower and dressed bit done early and then he lets on that he told all of the guests to arrive between 5:30 and 6 pm.
Otay..time to hit panic mode mach 5.
Oh goody...the guest towels aren't dry yet..crappity crap crap crap crap.
Please Gaia, let me find others that are not too ratty to use...pleeeeze.
Whew , okay.
He meanwhile is a tad verklempt because the cream for one of the sauces burned..time to start over..thankfully we overstock.
Every one is used to the dinner being still in the works when they get there and once the wine is opened..wheee.
We have come to the conclusion that we've gotten a bit older when we noticed that the number of wine bottles are less than previous years and that the coffee consumption is more...but oh hella yeah we put the hurt on a couple 3 ( who counts after 6) corks. Bear in mind that this is a dinner party that lasts for a good 5 hours or so . We AREN'T that bad....LMAO.
Great food, good company , and a day off to finish the clean up...I have modest needs. Plus , the Beeb ran a marathon of " Tudors" season 1, so I was a happy girl.
Oh and in case anyone cares, the menu was:
Crab cakes( lump crab meat , NO SALTINES ) served with Beurre Blanc sauce.
Baked Fan cut potatoes
Rustic bread
Chocolate Cheesecake with fresh raspberries soaked in white rum
Assorted Wines
Sounds pretty Hoi Paloi don't it..but it wasn't. The Crazy Cajun and his lovely bride brought all the breads..Croissants too ( SCORE) and the Whitewater Pirates brought the salad. The neighbor gals brought some truly wonderful flowers for the table and we all provided wine.
Mumble years ago , we realized that the holidays are just nuts with every ones schedule and who really needs another " Outback " dinner/gift exchange when we ( SU and I ) would rather have dinner at our house...we LOVE to cook and just hand out with the gang of co-conspirators...SU and I have it down to an art form...He cooks , I clean and do all of the rest of the planning.
We're good at it...in all modesty...LOL .
Have a great week.
Aunty Pol

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