Last Monday, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mrs. G., her lovely daughter Caitie and another long time blog friend, Erin! Also got to see Erika again and that was a pleasant surprise! I was happy to meet some new
derfs folks, one of whom, Deb, lives less than 5 miles away from me and at whose lovely home we all met. She put on quite an amazing spread and her children (in their late teens or early 20s, I believe) helped her by doing most of the cooking, serving, and cleaning up! It was a magical night, truly. Lots of laughter, good food and drink and some new friendships made. Thank you, Deb, for opening up your home!
We started off with some drinks
and hors d’oeuvres (Deb said that peanut butter and horseradish on a ritz was a snack her grandfather enjoyed very much and let me tell you, it was VERY good!)
Derfs and food
more Derfs and food (notice who’s lurking in the corner)
Mrs. G., finally!
Here, Deb’s kids are serving us dinner…they were so amazing, seriously! Deb, at the head of the table, looks so proud of them, as well she should be!
Deb made this delicious pavlova, too! Wow, it was so light and airy, I loved it!
Whoopie pies, made by Deb, and quite delicious! She did well on the New England theme (whoopie pies are said to have been invented in Maine, although there is a debate about that … since some folks say they were invented in and around Lancaster, PA)
Mrs. G. and me, holding the goddesses Debbie made for us and sent all the way from Japan! Mrs. G.’s was for her trip, mine was sent a couple years ago when I was fighting cancer. Thanks, Debbie!!!