Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday night dinner out!

Our friend Tom asked us out to dinner Friday night.  I was excited for several reasons, dinner with a good friend, a chance to eat someone else's cooking, and to see friends.  One friend I didn't get to see was Deanna

St. Andrews Church
This is her church.  She works there.  It's a beautiful church.  Trust me, it's not black and white.  It's just that  I forgot to check the settings on my camera after I took it out of my purse. 

As we walked into the hall the men were all busy with frying.  Had Deanna not had her husband Jim off galvanting around the country, he probably would have been frying fish too.

The meal was delicious!  Tom, our gracious host, said it was a meal fit for us "mackerel snappers".  It consisted of fried fish fillets, baked potatoes (the best ones I've ever had), french fries, slaw, meatless spaghetti, cornbread complete with maple syrup, baked beans (the blacksmith said they were really good, and he normally doesn't eat baked beans) and many kinds of desserts consisting of cakes and pies.

After we stuffed ourselves, visited with several friends, saw our bus driver from high school (over 44 years ago), we made our way to Tom's house.  There we saw a lot of eye candy.  I was treated to see most all of Phyllis' beautiful quilts.  I wish I had taken my camera inside.  She made a yo-yo quilt that is out of this world!!!  Next time I will ask him if I can take a picture. 

Thanks Tom for dinner.  Next time it's on us!


Val said...

Sounds like a great evening! My camera goes everywhere with me!!! lol

Doreen said...

That sounds like a wonderful evening! And topped off with quilts!! Doesn't get any better!

Zoey said...

The meal with your friends sounds like a great evening. Tell me, please, what made the baked potatoes the best ever?

I hope he invites you over again so you can get some quilt pics. I would love to see them.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Yummy! Great evening! I want a job like Deanna's. I've always wanted to work in a Church.. sounds like a nice quiet job to me. Well, Deanna.. is it? ;) -Tammy

Joycee said...

What a fantastic night out! The menu is right up our alley, love a good fish fry. Baked potatoes, done slow in the over or over coals are my favorite way to have them. It's a beautiful old church, your friend is lucky to work there!

Karen said...

Now that's a fun time :-)

Deanna said...

Oh how I wish we could have been there with you Patti! I'm glad you enjoyed it. The beans are really good, aren't they.

The B&W picture of the church is an interesting approach. I might have to take one in B&W for our web site. If you have a chance, check it out at I'm really proud of how it turned out. (pats myself on the back)

I love working there!