I cook too much

Ok, it’s official. I don’t know how to cook just the right amount of food for a dinner party. Last night we had dinner for 8. Five between the usual suspects — Dave, Mary, Kat, Bob and myself. Plus my niece Jenn is visiting. And Mag’s came home with her friend Josh. So a total of 8 for dinner. But looking at the leftovers this morning, there must be at least enough for another 10 to 12 people in that fridge. Dinner included: chili relleno’s, turkey enchilada’s, tamales, a corn and pepper dish, rice, salad, strawberries, cucumber and tomato salad, green salad, and a few other sides. I didn’t even put out all the planned dishes such as beans. An no one even noticed the extra corn tortillas. Dessert was watermelon, angel food cake made by Mary, ice cream, and strawberries. There are so many strawberries, I’m thinking about jam. And there is so much fruit in the undrunk sangria that I may need to make a version of wine infused mixed fruit jelly.

When I told Bob a bit before dinner that maybe I had cooked a little too much, he laughed. And he said “Really, that has to be a first”. Do you think there might have been a bit of sarcasm there?

Overall it was a great night. We had lots fun and laughter eating outside. Even light a fire. S’mores would have been possible if you didn’t mind that we had NO graham crackers or marshmallows. But everyone was too stuffed to care.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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