Monday, January 19, 2009

Dinner with Our Friends............

Well I just wanted to tell you all what a wonderful weekend we had. Saturday came, and it was another cold day. But we were invited to our friends Paul and Joann's house for dinner. Paul and Joann are friends from our church. Paul helped my hubby build our chicken coop, and gave us 6 of his chickens...... Our friends John and Christine and their kids came too. We had such a nice time of fellowship with a terrific meal. Paul and Joann cook together, and they made a delicious pork roast with mashed potatoes, gravy, (story behind the gravy) green beans, red cabbage, and Joann's homemade, light as a feather rolls!.....Then dessert came, and Joann made her famous German chocolate cake.....wow what a meal! Thank you! We had such a great time, and we laughed so hard, I can't remember laughing that hard in a very long time. When we left, 11pm I might add, it was snowing........a very nice night indeed.

Then Sunday came, it snowed again, about 3 inches, and of course we made our way to church. First we went to Sunday School, and my hubby and I had to give our testimony's to the Elders of the church to join in membership. We took a 16 week class for membership from our church. It will be well worth it, because you can't volunteer unless you're a member. Next Sunday we actually "receive the right hand of fellowship" with a reception to follow during Sunday School. I'm glad the class is over, now I can go back to the Women's class for Sunday School.

After church, we were invited over to our friends John and Christine's house for dinner. Even though we were with them the night before, but we had this date on our calendar, and we all didn't want to cancel. Well, let me tell you Christine made a wonderful delicious meal....one of my favorites, shrimp scampi, served over spaghetti, crab cakes with a dill sauce, bread, greenbeans with almonds, carrots, and a salad....it was delic!!! Then for dessert, Christine made this most delicious chocolate cake....it was so rich, and with homemade strawberry ice cream. She decorated the plates just like they do in a fancy restaurant, with the chocolate sauce drizzled on the place first, then the cake, then the ice cream, and a little whipped cream (wanted more whipped cream, shhh, don't tell her). Wow, what a meal. The kids went sleigh riding and then played the Wii. A good time was had by all. It was such a relaxing day. That's the way it should be when you're with friends, good conversation, a lot laughing, relaxing by the fireplace, and letting the kids play. Hey, Christine and I even shopped on the Internet a bit.

Next month it's dinner at our house...sure hope I can top Christine's......I don't think so.

5 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Make pot roast...

Liz said...

already made them all pot roast....

Blessings and Joy said...

What a gift friends are ;-)!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Homemade Manicotti!!!

Blessings and Joy said...

Oh yes, you're homemade manicotti is the BEST...see I'm salivating again...I tell you, EVERY time I come to your blog, dear friend, it makes me hungry! Love and miss you!