On Thursday, I went to see Toni. Her father was still there and will be until Tuesday, so I invited them around for dinner on Saturday night. I also invited Suzie and her lot, Roger and Wendy from across the back and, of course, Jane, Fred and Ken.
Yesterday, I made a vegetarian quiche crammed with mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, tomato, carrot and onion. I also made Lee's meat loaf and a large bacon and egg pie, plus a big bowl of layered salad...the main layer was mesclin and onion sprouts, then layers of raw mushroom, capsicum, cucumber, tomatoes, carrot and red onion rings. I had a hard job not to grab a plate and heap it high with food...and that was after lunch! There was a large bowl of beetroot, Toni made her yummy potato salad and there were three baguettes which I had sliced and spread with butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese. I wrapped them in Alfoil and heated them in the oven for about 20 minutes. Jane and Wendy provided dessert. Jane made her orgasmic slice (I don't know the real name) and Wendy made cookies and cream cheesecake.
But before all that, we had nibbles. I'd made two small bowls each of French onion dip and guacamole. There were two small bowls of smoked oysters plus pistachios, salsa and various biscuits - sesame crackers, Jatz salted crackers and honey and Dijon mustard Apero rice snacks. But the piece de resistance was a cob loaf with the "lid" cut off, the middle scooped out and filled with a delicious cheesy bacon mixture, the lid put on and heated in the oven. That was made by Michael, Wendy's 16-year-old son, and one had to be quick to get some!
Cooper had a wonderful time because there were four dogs. Wendy and Roger's two, Sophie, a German Shepherd, and Pearl, a Maremma sheepdog as well as Ebony and Shelby. They just wandered in and flopped...not being a nuisance but just wanting to be part of it all. At one stage Hooks, the cockatoo was mooching around, too, but Fred put her in her cage in case she got stepped on.
After eating, we sat back and chatted. It was lovely because there weren't too many people and everyone mixed well. Too well, I think. Jane is rapt...she has a new trash and treasure friend...Suzie. So, off they go to the markets this morning at 5.00 am with Lyle, another friend of Jane's.
Suzie's over the moon because she's found some friends who like what she likes. I've been telling her about Jane and her "marketeering" for ages. Looks like it's a weekly thing now. Not that I care because I scored a large punnet of strawberries and a capsicum...heheh!
Change of subject...I just glanced out the window and the sky is black, with rain clouds. Yaay!
Anyway, that was my weekend...not as hectic as last weekend, but just as enjoyable. I did take some photos, but I think I need a new memory card...I couldn't upload them to the computer. Damn!
Have a lovely week and don't work too hard. Talk to you later.