Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Old and New Friends

 Thre is hardly anything in life, in my opinion, then getting together with friends to share a meal and good conversation.  It's fun to set the table, pick flowers in the garden and to plan a menu appropriate for the time of day.

I decided to do just that when I met some new women recently on the trip to the Yucatan.  Women that I wanted to know more about and have a lengthy conversation.  More then the bus conversation as we traveled from place to place.

I'm so glad I gathered these women.  What a delightful group.  A couple of the women I've known since I moved here but life had interferred and we had not spent time together in several years.  Time to reconnect.

I planned a light lunch of two kinds of quiche, a fresh fruit platter of watermelon and cantaloupe, and dessert was homebaked sand tart cookies plus a few other things thrown in from the bakery.  Such a simple menu.

The ladies brought wine and flowers to finish out the decor and meal.

We laughed and talked for a couple of hours.  The time went by too fast.  And then as people left the conversation turned to who was leaving the next day for the |USA or soon and for how long.  It appears all ov us are going somewhere in the near future.  One woman though topped us all.  She is heading for Venice, then a cruise and will end up in Morocco.  Lucky lady.

I am vowing that I'm going to start cooking more and having more people up to enjoy the food, the house, the gardens and each other
 A perfectly delightful afternoon was had by all!
 Life is good!
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Islagringo said...

I hope someday to be pulling up to your table!

Babs said...

I look forward to that time!

Steve Cotton said...

What a good idea -- and resolution. In the three years I have been here, I have never entertained in my house. And I have no idea why that is.

Unknown said...

I used to entertain often in my old house in New Orleans. I loved having a formal dining room and some old china that I purchased from a consignment shop. I need to entertain more in Honduras. It's good for the soul to put out the nice tablecloth, decorate the table, and cook a simple meal for friends. Buen Provecho!

Babs said...

Oh so true Laurie - I hadn't used those blue dishes in eons - the same for the dessert set. They just sit in the cabinet.......I'm vowing to do this more often. So much more fun then meeting at a restaurant.