Friday night found us worn out from a frenzied week. And... it was our night to host our church's Supper with Friends. But, as I moved through preparing the food and setting the table... the stresses of the week began to melt away... I do enjoy a good meal with friends.
Mixed Greens with Oranges, Blueberries, Dried Cherries, Candied Walnuts and Feta Cheese
with a Raspberry-Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
from Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman Cooks
(my friend, Kathy, gave me this book. thank you, Kathy!)
Creamed Mashed Potatoes
Peas with Onions and Mint
Rue Tatin Sweet Crescent Rolls
Chocolate Delight Ribbon Cake
I tried four new recipes and OH, MY GOODNESS! I loved them all; but, Mary's minted peas and crescent rolls were my hands down favorites!! Those peas tasted like Spring!! Amazing. Her One Perfect Bite did inspire more than One Perfect Bite to be exact.
The Braised Brisket was really good, too. And, it might have been even better when we heated up leftovers for a late lunch today. The potatoes were creamy and rich. So, all four new recipes were big keepers and will be repeated here at the Bungalow.
I love old silver... mixed dishes... simple wood...
Shiny glass beads... a glass of good wine...
Festive new drinks...
And hot coffee with my dessert...
And, today... I finally had time to paint a little... and to blog... to do the fun things I enjoy... =)
Gotta love the weekend!
Hope you are doing some fun things, too!