It's a beautiful day here today. One of those days when you just want to walk around your gardens, take some pictures, sit on the porch and read some magazines....but that's not what I'm going to be able to do. We are heading for the ear doctor today. Joe got some hearing aids and needs to have them adjusted. I'll be home this afternoon, however, so maybe I'll be able to just laze around then.
We went to dinner last night, with our Priest. There were ten of us at his home...enjoying cocktails and appetizers. We found out that we were to travel to a restaurant for the rest of the meal. We ate at an Italian restaurant in our town. We had wonderful food...prepared especially for Father by the chef. First we had a salad that was wonderful...full of lettuces, red onions, slivered carrots, green olives, ripe olives, tomatoes and sausage on the top. Next came the pasta. It was a homemade pasta...wide noodles with sauce and parm. cheese and a sprinkling of fresh basil. I ate my fill and was ready for dessert, but no...there was more food coming. A plate full of food! A steak, cooked to perfection....two pieces of breaded Blue Marlin, mixed squashes and baskets of warm Italian bread served with olive oil. I couldn't finish...so my food was put in box to take home. Dinner must be over...right? No, the chef came out and told Father he had prepared a special dessert for us. The dessert was brought to the table...generous slices of a moist lemon cake baked with fresh strawberries in the batter. The filling was a marscapone cheese filling with fresh strawberries, and the topping was a meringue type frosting with strawberries over the top. The food was exquisite and service was wonderful. We were screened off from the rest of the diners...so it was very private. I think that the chef and his staff did an excellent job and the celebration of our Priest's 9th year in the Priesthood was so special. We enjoyed ourselves and ended the evening with so many laughs...it was hard to leave. So, today we are eating light..maybe tomorrow too.
I have to leave now...I hope you all have a great day.