Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Graduate, Episode 2, The Dinner Party

After the graduation was over we all ran through pounding rain for the cars and back to my house. It rained off and on but my porch is covered and we were able to sit outside comfortably and have a cocktail and some cheese and crackers before dinner

What a cheesy couple...
I made Grandma's beef Stroganoff for dinner, a specialty of mine. I make it for Momo on her Birthday and usually a couple of other times during the year. It's easy and everyone likes it, at least they tell me they do and that's just as good. We had salad and bread and everyone seemed to enjoy dinner.

I was so thrilled just to have family around my table, in my house that I didn't even sit down, I took pics and made sure everyone was taken care of, just a throw back to my waitress days I guess. I was blissfully happy to have them all there with me and it couldn't have gone better. The conversation was easy and fun, the kids that were there didn't display any of that nasty teenage attitude that they seem to carry around with them in bags...

Not all the kids were there though, Kyle, Becca, Christy and Bobby (the "locals") were with their father who had flown in for just one day for the graduation. Bobby managed to put in a couple of short appearances and say Hi to everyone and Kyle stopped by between his dinner with Dad and his graduation shin dig that happened at a friends house. The Alaska people and their friends were with us however and as tired as they were from their overnight flight they managed to stay fairly sociable through the evening.

Around the table

So dinner was a success and folks started to leave around 9pm or so. It was a wonderful evening but the best is yet to come. Stay tuned for Episode #3, "The Next Day"


  1. I had so much fun! The food was great! And the company was even better! And you are a fantastic hostess- I loved bein fluttered over.
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful time!
    Aunt Max
    PS I loved seeing the Alaska crowd.

  2. Well, it wasn't exaclty Mom's Storganoff, since is was mushroom free, but it sure was good. I guarantee no one left the table hungry. There is nothing like family around a table, and this was it.

  3. Opps, that last comment was from UD. Max still doesn't have her computer and she was signed in as me.

  4. Ok, so it's a variation of Grandma's Stroganoff, I admit, but the original recipe was hers and I hate mushrooms, sooooo voila, Tracy's Stroganoff...

  5. oh beautiful auntie of mine! =] kyle graduating is so exciting...i feel like i should be graduating too. i miss you guys...