Maryrose and I share a few passions and hobbies. One of which is dishes! But I will say, she has me beat by about 12 sets!! And not only does she love dishes...but she has a real thing for stemware too! I will show you more about that in a bit. First...the meal.
Kevin grilled delicious filet mignon and New York steaks. Maryrose prepared a heavenly angel hair pasta with fresh tomotoes, pine nuts, and torn basil on top. A mixed green salad with walnuts and bleu cheese crumbles, red onion and a balsamic vinegar dressing. And delicious toasted garlic bread. YUM!
We brought the appetizers, and I cheated by ordering some sushi rolls from our favorite sushi place that the 4 of us frequent often.
Maryrose LOVES to set a pretty table. She has more goodies to make a tablescape pretty, than anyone I know. Tablecloths in every color, runners, napkins, rings, bling, vases, candle sticks, you name it, she has it! She set our table for dinner in pink and black, with.....(her words here) a little bit of tacky thrown in there too.
Pink Flamingos and pigs that fly!!! It was beautiful...pigs, flamingos and all.
For dessert....hot chocolate souffle, with fresh berries and raspberry sauce. Instead of my inadequate words to describe this, I will use pictures:
And this is how much Maryrose loves her new wine glasses. Both large for red, and small for white! 16 of each. In fact, 16 of everything. Champagne flutes, water goblets, wine glasses, cordial glasses, etc. And let's not forget the red ones for the holidays! And then, for some reason, I had it in my head that a high ball drink was served in a short glass. They all three knew I was bonkers, and Maryrose was quick to prove it with a google printout, and Greg was gloating!!!
I take such abuse from them!!
We ate, we laughed, we heard some of Kevin's new book he is writing, and we cried. We counted dishes, and laughed some more. We made a toast to great friends.
Then as the night was turning into morning, we said our goodbyes, and left with full tummy's and happy hearts.
Thank you Kevin and Maryrose. It is ALWAYS a pleasure!