Saturday afternoon the big day finally arrived. After shopping and trying out recipes and living on finger foods for a week, our violist and one of her sisters arrived.The guests came over in the early evening and I realized we had too much food: spanakopita, a Costco-sized shrimp platter to feed 20 (I’d say 60) and meatballs that turned out superb thanks to my fellow bloggers’ suggestions. Add to that two huge charcuteries with my favorite brie and Humboldt fog cheeses and my husband’s favorite stilton with mango and ginger.
We arranged chairs in the back yard for Alexandra Simpson to play. Here are a series of short videos from the concert. The evening was divine. After the guests left and I cleaned up, I sat and drank wine and chatted with Allie and her sister Brett. I think next to the concert, that was a highlight of the night.
Here’s a music video that dropped Friday with Allie accompanying Chuck Prophet in “Meet Me at The Roundabout.”
That was the highlight of my weekend. What was your favorite thing about your weekend?
My husband went skiing so I took a long bath, had spa night, read and listened to classical music! Heaven
That sounds so nice! A few years ago I would have preferred skiing!
I don’t like skiing….😆
I skied from age two until a few years ago. It was my sport. I skied three days a week in high school. The last time I skied I fell and tore my ACL and meniscus. I’m done!
I have a fear of falling….
I do now!
Cupcake and I went to a nice outdoor Farmer’s Market. My energy level has returned about 60%, so we are trying to enjoy the things we used to in “the good old days”.
That sounds like you’re on the mend. I love Farmer’s markets.
Well, since I have decided to stop following any other news, this is probably the stuff I need to read. Not sure why there is a French Fry shortage, our local grocery stores do not seem to have any shortage of potatoes. I do have a really good two ingredient recipe for French Fries if McDonalds needs it: (1) Potatoes, sliced and (2) oil in massive quantities. Hey, maybe it is the oil they cannot get!
I was happy to find everything I needed in one store. That hasn’t happened in a while.
Lovely. Sounds like a great time was had by all.
Thank you! It was a wonderful night.
Wow, you sure do know how to throw a party! I don’t want to sound boring, but my weekend was typically the same as my weekdays, lol. I tend to maintain the same routine day in and day out. Anyway, it’s a lovely slice of your life you shared with us. I appreciate it!
Thank you! My typical days are mostly the same, too. That was a big weekend for us. Our houseguest Allie who plays viola professionally is my son’s sister-in-law.
What a fun event with good food and good company! Doesn’t get better than that! Well, you know pretty much all about my life! I’m looking forward to a few restful weekends! xxoo, C
It was a fabulous evening. We’re finally making some new friends and are getting asked other social outings.