This blog is merely a diary of sorts of my day to day life and the things I do to pass my time,trying my hand at the many different things that interest me.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Surprise Birthday Dinner for a Good Friend
Our good friend has a birthday on Tuesday, but she is still working public work on weekdays, so we decided to fix her a Special Birthday Meal today. The grandchildren are here today, and Leah loves having a shindig as she calls it.The main course was to be quail,which our friend,Gilberta,loves.The meal was to be a simple one.Quail,biscuits,gravy, and mashed potatoes.Gil had a big meal at noon for her daughter and her family after church, so they would drop by our house around 4:00.I'm sure they would not want another big meal,and that worked out fine for me. Trying to cook a huge meal with both kids here is next to impossible, but today I got lucky. Leah wanted to do the most of the meal. She is ten years old, and wants to do it all. She loves decorating the table with my pretty dishes. Pop doesn't care for that, but he went along with it for her.She loves it so.She likes to use name tags and pretty festive napkins,a nice centerpiece,pretty glass glasses,the prettiest set a dishes she can find in the cupboards. A girl after my own heart.As for the cooking, nothing would do, but let her have a hand in it all.She rolled the quail in flour and put it in the skillet to fry,She helped peel and mash the potatoes.She tried her hand(literally) at making the biscuits.She stirred the gravy till it began to thicken,then I took that job over to avoid too many lumps.She made the coffee. She's an old hand at that nowadays.She filled the pretty ice tea glasses with ice and poured our drinks.Gilberta had a nice Birthday Surprise Meal today.All that remained from the meal was about a cup of mashed potatoes, so I added an egg, and some diced onions and a little flour to them and Pop and I had fried Potato Cakes for or bedtime snack Thus ending a very nice day.