June 15, 1958, 53 years since my
Sweet Old Bob
said our I do. Do you do?
The answers were YES!
After spending anniversaries in many locals and celebrating in a myriad of ways, we will be dining at home tonight.
Just now he is napping on the den sofa. He's had a big day of errands. While he naps, I am going to leave you for a few minutes and get our dinner ready. I will be back later to share our table setting and our dessert.
We will be doing our partying with these nice folks:
For dinner we are having baked chicken with honey/lemon glaze, fresh corn on the cob (we are so excited that we can still eat it), broccoli crowns and iced tea. No bread we are having a Pillsbury dessert. Mr. Bob gave me that look (you know the one!) when I started to photograph the food. I backed off. That's how it has lasted 53 years. Well anyway, here is the table.
|Placemats from Dollar Tree are actually cobolt blue.|
We are dining in the kitchen because the dining room is presently filled with an ongoing project.
Dinner plate is Blue Danube's Blue Onion.
Salad plate is Spode, Blue Room
I am using a bread plate for the appetizer compote.
I have had these little yellow compotes for ages.
I know nothing about them.
Napkin rings from Mexico. My oldest Daughter bought the napkins in a thrift store in Illinois.
Four for two dollars.
Four for two dollars.
Silver is International's Stratford/1902
Inexpensive cobolt salad bowl and Stratford salad servers
|Aren't the awesome?|
|Quick trip to the garden!|
|I love the shape of this bowl. It is called a lobster bowl. I have never served lobster at home.|
|Bob loves this tablecloth. The last time I laundered it he asked when I was putting it back on the table Tablecloth is by is by Zina Vasi|
Dessert is soon!
Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
and a secret ingredient.
did you notice that secret! Shhhh!
Follow the directions with the mix but substitute the secret ingredient for the water. I combined oil, Kah---
and eggs in my measuring cup (I should have used a larger cup this time) and mix before adding to mix.
Add one half cup broken pecans and bake according to mix instructions.
Use a cookie/biscuit cutter to make individual servings
(I used a large cutter and it was too large). Place on serving dish, top with vanilla ice cream (I used Blue Bell vanilla), garnish with strawberries and the secret ingredient, to taste.
I hope you enjoyed joining us for our simple but special night. My prayer is that each married couple can achieve this milestone. It is not easy but we are proof that "nutty" folks can make it. Being "nutty" helps.
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