It's a weeknight worknight dinner party
sometimes it just has to be scheduled that way
family have travelled many miles to be here
they are on a tight schedule
have lots to do and people to see...
so why not have a weeknight dinner party?
I am making things ahead so that I can relax and enjoy the visit
pull out a great cookbook
peruse over a mug of tea
decide on the possibilities
make a grocery list
I am serving this chocolate cake with a small dollop of whipping cream
shrimp cocktails to start
and the main dish
prep the night before
I am serving an heirloom tomato with goat cheese and basil leaf salad
and a loaf of bread
all I need to do is set the table
the main dish takes 60 minutes in the oven
not too much fussing about
time and space to breathe
the kitten's name search has been interesting
we have only had her here in the Bungalow for a few days
and are still observing her habits
she has the most adorbale sound
she chirrups at the birds
chases her own tail around and around in circles, then collapses
her favourite toy is a clump of feathers on a string dangling from a wand
she leaps, jumps and pounces
it's tiring work!
we have narrowed down the names to Pepper and Tabitha...
I like Twiggy too.
Pepper would work because she is fast and feisty
Tabitha as she is a tabby
Twiggy because she is tiny
but as Mr. HB pointed out...
she will grow so that name might not suit her as she matures.
what do you think?