I am sending you a virtual one of these, as I do dishes and clean up after the Hoovers (as R calls my sibs' families) rolled through tonight~
The day started early as I surprised my Mom on her 75th Birthday with a breakfast with her best girlfriends; these are all sterling girls~
I set the table in pink lustreware in the wee hours; while I adore the French, I love English 19C porcelain and these were perfect today~
tonight we started with Gruyere cheese puffs~
I split the dough and made sweet puffs; filled with chocolate creme; the girls helped me finish these and they were all soon gone....
There was salmon en croute, fried oysters, New England Clam Chowder and many other goodies; a big spread; in the mean-time Grampy gifted wool shirts from his summers in Alaska in 1955 and carefully preserved in mothballs to his grandson Corino who is at university in Idaho; gratefully accepted and fit perfectly~
There were molten lava cakes~
And happy eaters, my goal is achieved!
Resolutions are for tomorrow. Tonight, we are having more of this and enjoying the company!
I am falling into bed soon after the dinner;wishing you a lovely New Year!!!