Subject: Sunday Dinner de Provence -- presented by Sam, to demonstrate planning, and also a celebration of Laurie.
You are invited to a dinner to celebrate our great friendship on this Sunday evening.
It is my pleasure to present to you a menu influenced by Provenecal faire.
I am envisioning an afternoon of pleasant liesure, fine food, good wine, and delicious conversation. You may come at 3:30 if you would like to start the afternoon with a game of boulles (French for Bocce, and French for what the the Fudge's child now has displayed duo in full view of the ultrasonic camera). Laurie will beat you.
If you care to come for dinner, you may show up around 5:30, although you will miss some of the wine that Fudge and Joel have drunk.
Salad with Olives and Endives
Roast Chicken with Mustard and Thyme
Leeks and Green Beens
Pears Infused with Cherries, Melon, and Vanilla Custard
Laurie and I have 2 liters of our favorite white wine, lovely, chilled on a hot afternoon.
If you like, you may bring red wine, if you care for it, and can you please volunteer to bring some of the Grapes, Cheeses, Apples, and Olives bit.
I will follow this email up with an uncorrelated form of communication, the mobile, as I know that it is cumbersome to stay abreast of current happenings via the electronic mail system.
also available at 303.842.5973 on the mobile.
Prior to the meal there was the first bottling of the home brew "Rookie Wheat" created by Sam and the Fudges while I was away. The guys are holding up their first capped beer which they sent home for their friend Jack whose stuff they are using this summer.
Then the Fudges had to keep bottling and bottling and bottling...we did not have enough bottles so the guys were drinking beer trying to keep up...we even ended up with a few wine bottles of beer and will see how those come out! The irony of the whole project is that Brittni won't even be able to have any of the beer (notice the baby bump).
Then it was time for dinner...we decided to use the non-plastic plates for the evening.
Brittni, Bri, Laurie, Megan
Our first of many courses, including a dessert that encorporated cherries from our trees out front! Sam spent a ton of time on the food and it was a lot of fun to sit down and have a great meal with friends!