Let's talk about entertaining, shall we? We are lucky to have friends who very often invite us over as a part of a small group, a large group or an in-between sized group. Sometimes it's fancy and sometimes it's not, but it's always gracious and always fun and always always appreciated. When Carole and Bill heard that my husband and I were going to visit Maine with mutual friends, they invited us over to share some of their favorite Maine experiences and locations. They have visited Maine many times, go often, and in fact were there the week before we were. Seems like once you visit Maine, it becomes a favorite and you go back again and again. I now see why...what a terrific place. I just can't say enough about that lovely state; not only beautiful and friendly, but the food, as in lobster, was fantastic. But this post is about the dinner party and how clever my friend Carole is: the tablecloth was made with maps of Maine. We spent the evening eating our dinner and tracing roads with our fingers and circling points of interest! What a great idea for a dinner party to say bon voyage for a move or a vacation. After dinner we cleared the table, brushed off the crumbs and folded them up to take home. Clever idea, right?
|A pretty appetizer.|
|Our salad was a platter of sliced garden tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and basil.|
|A simple dessert of cream over figs from their tree.|