Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times!

Our next door neighbors, Tom and Denise, spend the Summer in New York and the Winter down South with us.  Denise's Mom and Dad, Vicki and Chuck, recently retired and moved from New York to our area. Walt and I were invited to their beautiful new home tonight for dinner and we had the most wonderful time! Denise had already told me that dinner at her mom's would be like dinner at Martha Stewart's house and, boy, was she right about that!

Vicki had the most beautiful table set when we got there and dinner was ready to go on the table.  

We were all laughing because Tom always thinks he has to eat at like 5:00 on the dot and we were not eating 'til close to 6:00! (But look, we were sitting down BEFORE the 6:00 hour, Tom!)

We started with a tomato salad with basil and it was delish!

She had cooked these gorgeous pork chops in an iron skillet and served them with these yummy sweet potato fries.

Here's Vicki serving Chuck some of these delicious pork chops.  I don't know how both of them stay so trim with this kind of good cookin'!

She had green beans she had gotten at the market.

Here are Walt and I seated at her beautiful table.  Unbeknownst to Vicki, pork chops is one of Walt's favorites!  

And we ended up on homemade peach pie with Breyers vanilla ice cream.  Oh my goodness! 

What a way to come off the South Beach Diet I've been back on for 2 1/2 weeks, huh?

We had such a wonderful time with friends tonight.  Thank the Lord for fun times with friends!


His Doorkeeper said...

What a wonderful yummy-looking meal! And to be with good friends is just a blessing, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing your evening in pictures! Makes me want to cook.....well, maybe!

Becky said...

Girl, it is 11:12 p.m. and I am going to have to get up and snack because of these pics!!! HA!! OH MY GOODNESS your meal looked fabulous! It's so wonderful having friends to share fun times with! Unlike Judy, it doesn't make me want to cook! HA!!!

Robyn Beele said...

The food looks amazing!! She is really good to have everything ready right at six!

Melissa said...

Oh goodness... that's making me so hungry! It all looks wonderful and you guys look like you had a great time! :)

petrii said...

I love good food with good friends. Everything looks so YUMMY!!

Have a GREAT day,

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

What a fun night! I look foreword to the days of entertaining when it doesn't involve a bunch of kiddos with hotdogs and paper plates!! =) Hee!! What great friends they must be!

Betsy said...

Wow!! What a special treat! She sounds like she is an amazing cook! I love being invited over for a yummy meal and fun times with friends. I'm sure you had the best time together!

Faith said...

Oh my....that salad looks divine! Glad y'all had a great time with them.
I love you and I am praying for you!!

Julie said...

Everything looked so delicous! I love spending time with good friends. The table was set so nicely. She seemed so organized!!

Heather said...

That looks YUMMY~! The green beans, especially. I love fresh green beans!
And that table setting- whoa! Looks like a restaurant!
Have a great weekend!

Kristen said...

Martha Stewart best be lookin' out - looks like your friend is some serious competition :)
That meal looks so delish! What a fun time!