Wednesday, August 05, 2015
birthday-part 2

Above, flowers for the Dining Room table----a gift from the incredibly talented and dear dear Van, who is my florist.
There are always flowers that are new to me, along with the beauties, I already do know......
Above---Lee and Marshall, (Lee's Husband), and Dianne T., and one of the wonderful appetizers that Will had made for our pre-Birthday Dinner......These are marinated pieces of Tofu---absolutely scrumptious---Who knew that Tofu could taste so damned good!
Below, a lovely group and some more pre-dinner goodies.
There's Dianne, and Will Grover, the wonderful caterer who makes it all happen----crudites on the table with two kinds of dip; then next to will is Karen Culliver Parks and Seemah--sitting on the couch and me and that is the back of Bridget Hanley's head.......
And above, that's Katy Melody Parks--Andy Parks' wife, with Annie G. behind her and on the table, Marinated Shrimp wrapped in Snow Peas.....almost half of my guests are Vegetarian's though they all eat Fish----so I try to build my Menu around them......
And, in front of me----which you can barely see, is the warm Brie with Apricots----One of my favorites!
I love this picture because it gives you a sense of the various parts of the room----that's Bridget H. in the forefront; Annie talking with Lee; and on the little couch against the far wall is Craig Curtis and Andy Parks......I love that there are many places to sit in this room......
A little closer look at Craig talking with Andy.....And my little Baby Baby 'Electronic' Grand over on the left......and then there is The Dining Room.....Below, there is Mary who works with Will and has been coming to my house with him for 35 years.....!
She is just beginning to serve everyone their Fabulous Fish----Chilean Sea Bass! Oh, it was so delicious. It is my favorite fish!  And we had Brown Rice----my request. I just know it's better for you and I like the taste a lot.
And there is Seemah, above, who, by the way, just turned 91 at the end of July.  Talk about not looking your age......
We had a lovely Salad--again, my favorite---Boston Lettuce with Pears and Caramelized Pecans with Gorgonzola Cheese; and Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette, and Croissants with Butter.......
Some of us ate in the living room----that's why I love those big white plates!  They are kind of like a tray, which makes them easier to navigate on your lap....There is Andy on the floor and Craig, sitting in the chair, and Karen and Garrett sitting on the couch----and that is my plate down in the left hand corner of the picture.......
A closer look above, of my plate----the Fish is almost out of the frame over on the lower left----It was everything I hoped it would be....
Yum Yum Yummmmmmmy!
Well, you can't see the food any better above,
but you can see me, about to tear into it all......
I'm not thrilled with having a bandage on my nose, but it was needed......
I enjoyed every morsel and everyone else did, too, as far as I could tell....
Going back for 'seconds' is always a good sign.

Part 3 will be posted soon.....


More To Come....... 





 


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