OK, so maybe I took a bit of editorial license to make it work for today's post...so what???...the intent is the same as the original quote from Virginia Woolf, which says:
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
Virginia, Pottery Barn (who included this quote on a set of dishes featured in their catalog) and I are in total accord on this subject. I grew up in a Slavic family where no gathering happened without food...homemade and abundant. The church I attended was known for its outrageous banquets and potlucks, commonly referred to as "fellowship". (Didn't take me long to figure out that too much fellowship resulted in a larger jean size!!!!!)
Anyway, yesterday's post was all about the people and projects...today's is all about the FOOD! Thanks to Lesli and Steve Spafford's amazing culinary skills, we ate like queens. How about this for the menu? Homemade minestrone soup with teeny, tiny meatballs, spinach and romaine salad with toasted pine nuts, goat cheese and homemade raspberry poppy seed dressing, toasted Italian cheese bread...when Lesli was reviewing the menu, I stopped her at this point and told her it sounded wonderful....but then she said "oh, there's more". OK, then there was chicken fetuccini with homemade (yes, really homemade) egg noodles, a fabulous fruit punch with lemon ice cubes and the most amazing chocolate brownies...Lesli, they really are "to die for" brownies!
Talk about feeling like a queen for a day...no cooking...no cleanup...and gourmet food. Thanks Steve and Lesli...their company name is "Oh, It Was Nothing"...how creative is that????? Especially when it was so something!
Many thanks to Marti and Kelly at Scrapbooks, Etc. for organizing this event, as well as to Julie and all of the other girls for taking such good care of us throughout the day.
Judging by the look of the projects at the end of the day, I would have to say that we ate well!