Theresa, my brother Clark’s fiance, is an excellent cook and I should have taken pictures of the food, since I did such a lousy job of taking pictures of the people gathered at my brother’s home yesterday. Some days are like that.
Dawn, my sister, with our visiting cousin, Gary Rowe enjoyed a rich artichoke dip with a variety of crackers and chips; brie, pomegranate & pepper jelly, candied pecans, cookies,chips, and assorted drinks. I rarely indulge in such rich foods, but couldn’t resist snacking and drinking a good barbera wine. Theresa makes everything from scratch. Delish!
It is naturally an event when an out-of-town cousin visits. Conversations around the table get quite spirited and old memories are displayed and hashed over for the fun and laughter they bring.
Clark was known most of his life as Corky, and only took back his real name late in life. He and my son, Doug work together sometimes. When dinner was served, I was full of goodies and could have skipped dinner. I didn’t though. Why resist the most beautiful Cobb Salad with roasted chicken and bacon, three different dressings; four different kinds of quiche, jumbo shrimp, and apple cobbler for desert. Naw! I loaded up and went home feeling like a stuffed toad. Food for a King or Queen. Some days are like that.