Friday, June 24, 2011

Dinner at 8

Last night we had dinner with friends. Mood lighting made it hard to snap pictures.

Pasta with two sauces.

Fish cakes, salad and carrots with sesame.

Green tea and strawberry cobbler with cream for dessert.

I made a paperbag friendship book as a gift for the hostess. So easy to put together with scraps of paper, simple images, photos and quotations. The crocheted dishcloth underneath along with a candle and oatmeal raisin cookies accompanied the little book.

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday! Friendship blessings, Tammy

22 comments:

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening spent with friends. Have a great weekend Tammy. :-)

Jan said...

The table setting is simple and inviting and the menu the same. You can't go wrong with pasta! OR, strawberries.

I'm sure your gift was greatly appreciated by your hostess, too. So charming and lovely.

Hope your day is going well. It's already 75 degrees here and the sheets are hung out to dry!

Hugs
Jan

Linda said...

A thoughtful gift and an enchanting dinner - looks lovely.

Cool and dreary still here. Waiting on sunshine. Maybe tomorrow.

Have a great weekend,
Linda

lemondedesucrette said...

Thank you so much!
Hope you'll enjoy Nepal as much as I enjoyed Istanbul :)
Waiting for your pics ;)
Angie

Cozy Little House said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! You are such a generous soul. I do not "enjoy" my food as you so obviously do. I typically eat standing up, as if it's just a chore to get it over with. And I guess, for me, that's what it is. Saddens me when I see others make a ritual out of it. Somehow it just isn't in me.
Brenda

Cozy Little House said...

I may need to clarify that statement. It doesn't sadden me that you make a ritual out of it. I think that's wonderful. It saddens me that I don't seem to have the capacity to enjoy eating with others. I'm kind of solitary that way.
Brenda

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Good food, good company and a great hostess gift - an ideal evening. Good for you!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow..I want to invite you to dinner! You give great stuff! Seriously, what a thoughtful and caring friend you are..the food looks good and the "mood" lighting actually makes it look cool..as in..not 108degrees!

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the lighting! Such a great way to share with friends.

nanny said...

Your mood lighting is so good....I love it.
What a wonderful quote that I thoroughly agree with...lol

Rebecca said...

You are such a generous person my sweet friend. I would sooo love to have dinner with you in the moonlight!

xoRebecca

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the paper bag friendship book! SO glad you had a wonderful evening!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY,
HOW LOVELY, FRIENDS, GOOD FOOD, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR. THE MENU LOOKS SO DELICIOUS, AND YOUR HOSTESS GIFTS WERE SO NICE. I LOVE THE PAPER BAG FRIENDSHIP BOOK, VERY UNIQUE......HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

You certainly made a special gift for your hostess! The food looks delicious and very healthy. Great idea for the green tea and strawberry cobbler! Healthy choices. Love the carrots with sesame. What a wonderful way to spend time together at a friend's place!
Hope you did stay well today with 45° C.

Lots of love from Georgia with 'only' 33° C...

Mariette

Privet and Holly said...

Looks like a
lovely, romantic
evening! The book
is SUPER cool!
xx Suzanne

GWENNY said...

I think your photos look good, makes the food look very yummo! I remmeber making scrapbooks like that.. it has been a while since I have done anything artistic, what am I waiting for?
Hugs! Have a great weekend.

Diane said...

The journal is sweet Tammy. The quote is comical but true. And the food sounds great. Diane

Ann said...

Oh that table setting might be simple but it really looks great... I'm a sucker for candlelit dinners. And your food looks so good.

Agree... we must regularly stop to eat,
one of the joys of living.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

The dinner at your friends house and the paper bag book you made for her both look awesome! thanks so much for visiting my art blog ; ^ ) lenna

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

It's freaking amazing that you use to live close to me & now your across the ocean! From what I understand & have heard, no one was hurt from the explosion at the site. They did an evacuation of 5 miles, then it went to 1 mile the day it happened.
It's always nice to get together with friends for a visit. Take care.
wiLD

Yarni Gras! said...

what an amazing feast....and the little book you made is lovely. You need to start doing tutorials, you are very talented!

Sussie said...

It all looks delicious! And I agree with what Pavarotti said :) I love food!

Great present too.

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