Saturday, October 1, 2011

Where the week went...where the month went...

The whole week has passed since my last blog post...
I haven't forgotten about you...I promise!

Hubby invited the folks from his office to a dinner party here on Tuesday,
so we spent much of last weekend and Monday preparing...

When a large group is here, we like to move our DR table at an angle 
to encourage traffic to move out to the patio.
I also like to set out my serving pieces in advance, before the kitchen is full of guests.
 
Callie and Lucy were called in to inspect...

Tuesday's weather was perfect.
A good time was had by all.

And the partying didn't stop there...
It was pastry week in my Basic Foods classes...
96 apples + 48 cups of flour + shortening = 16 pies 
I stayed after school on Wednesday to finish baking the pies for the last class.
They all look pretty nice, don't you think?

Students invite guests to join our class for pie and ice cream...
teachers, principals, counselors, secretaries and parents.

The students set their tables...including centerpieces...
and learn the proper way to serve.
Again, a good time was had by all!

Sooo...by Friday, I was a weary hostess and was happy to just relax!
Hubby and his friends play in a little jazz group downtown.
Mike's folk's drove in to hear them play and have a little dinner.
He came out to serenade his mom and dad...
don't they look proud?

And they should be...Mike has an amazing talent.
In fact, the whole group has amazing talent.
Good Music...Good Food...Good Friends...

It was the perfect ending to a busy week.

I hope you are all getting some time 
for rest and relaxation this weekend.

Take care,
~Natalie

2 comments:

Pam said...

Do you believe it's October all ready!!!

Lori said...

it all looks like fun--especially the pies! (having an apple pie moment here)