Monday, September 20, 2010

We had company

For weeks Deanna of My loves, My life and I had been planning to get together. She was going to show me how to use a serger that I had borrowed. After all I have 35 table runners to hem.

I figured I would capture the day in photographs. I mean all bloggers have a camera in hand about what 90% of the time.

The day started with good intentions. Here is the peach pie as it went into the oven. Note the cookie sheet. Note the burned stuff on the bottom of the oven. That was from the last peach pie. I wasn't going to make that mistake again.

And this is where all my good intentions went down the drain.

Did I photograph the hot rolls I made from scratch? No.

Did I photograph the Spinach-Strawberry Salad? No. But I will give you the recipe:

Spinach-strawberry Salad
½ c. light olive oil
1/3. c sugar
¼ c. red wine vinegar
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1 clove minced garlic

6 cups spinach
2 ½ cups sliced strawberries
1 c. shredded colby/jack cheese
½ c. toasted almonds, pecans or walnuts
1 c. Sargento salad creations

Did I photograph them arriving with a bottle of Adam Puchta wine? NO.

Did I take a picture of the husbands discussing which wife would be blogging about this first, while they were grilling pork loins? NO.

Did I take a group picture? NO.

But hey, I have a good excuse on my part. 3 out of 4 of us didn't feel our best today. Colds or allergies had us a little under the weather.

I did (just now) take this photo of what she left me! Her serger. Thanks Deanna!

Now on to sewing the 33 runners left to do!


Zoey said...

Why is it that husbands like to poke fun at our blog habit? LOL. I really wish you had a pic of that salad--sounds delish!

Deanna said...

We had a great time and the food was absolutely wonderful! The meat was so tender we could almost cut it witha fork and that salad was on of the best I've ever tasted. I plan on making it when Jim's family comes to visit on Thursday. Thanks for the recipe.

I appreciate the no pictures - of me anyway! One of these days soon we'll get together when I don't have my hair pulled into a pony tail and I'm not all stuffed up.

Let me know if you have any trouble with the project - I'm only a hop, skip and jump away. I meant to leave the bag with the tweaser in it with you and somehow managed to grab it when I grabbed my purse.

Thanks again for a fun afternoon and evening.

GardenofDaisies said...

I bet your peach pie was delicious!! I have never used a serger... one of these days I will have to try it.
Guys have never been able to understand our need to communicate with other women... chatting in person, on the phone, or through blogs.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Patti, why do you have so many table runners? I have one I made and I never finished the binding. Is that what your doing? Will you teach me?
Glad you all got together. Isn't it fun meeting great people on our blogs?

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the runners! and that salad sounds interesting and yummy thanks for sharing.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Fun day! Good luck w/ all those runners.. wow. Only you would tackle a project that huge... brave woman. I have a serger tucked away. I'd love to pull it out and use it again this winter. Wonder if it even still works?? -T

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, I want to make that salad ASAP! Sounds like my kinda dish! Aren't great friends the bomb!

God bless and have a marvelous day!!!

Rural Rambler said...

Puchta Wine? Oh yeah! Sometimes you are just having too much fun with friends to do the picture takin' thing. Sounds like you all had a great time despite a little bit of "under the weather".