Tuesday, December 5, 2006

up at the B&B




Dorothy is finishing up her famous Lemon and Blueberry muffins and Monica is ironing the sheets for the beds. She does such a beautiful job.

I ran up to give Dorothy a hand again today at her Bed and Breakfast. She had a group in for a meeting and needed a bit of help with lunch. Dorothy made Cream of Potato and Leek soup for the starter. This was followed by a Christmas Salad which consisted of Spinach, Cranberries, Avocado and a fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette. I made Turkey and Asparagus Lasagna which had a Hollandaise base in individual gratin dishes. For dessert they had Creme De Mint Pie. Talk about a decadent and yummy lunch.
Dorothy suggested that we make enough lasagnas for our own dinners later which I whole heartily agreed to.
Everything went really well and then I went home.
There are some days when it seems like I'm so clumsy I can't hardly believe myself. I took my lasagna out of the oven and promptly dumped the entire thing on the floor. After that Terry and I argued for a bit who would be eating that one. Oh no, its not what you think, I had to wrestle him for the dumped one. He even wanted to trade half way through. If you don't hear from me in a few days, it will be safe to assume my floor was not quite clean enough. I should just be very thankful I dumped it on my floor and not on some poor unsuspecting guest. That thought sends a quiver up my spine.
It reminds me of the time I helped my mom make individual trifles for the Christmas dinner she was having for her brothers and sisters. She happily ran off to LaRose to get her hair done in a lovely beehive while I carefully made mini trifles in her Pinwheel crystal parfait glasses. When I had them all finished I proceeded to put them on a cookie sheet to chill in the fridge. What I neglected to do was to put a tea towel under the glasses and when I started to walk with them they started in slip and in dreadful slow motion I watched them all crash to the ground. No one ate those. Needless to say I cried. My Dad came in to see what the problem was assessed the situation and promptly ran to town and came back with 20 more Pinwheel Crystal parfait glasses. Such an incredibly sweet man. The good news is that they did have their individual trifles for dessert that night.
I just want to say thank you to Dorothy and Monica for indulging me with the picture taking. You are great sports. God has truly blessed me with the fun of this sort of part time gig. It gives me a chance to get out and meet interesting people and at the same time meet my gregarious nature.



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