Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Girls' Night Out

Eight high school girlfriends and I meet once a month for dinner.  Since I moved away from the community where they still live, I drive down to join them.  With my recent surgery, they decided to drive up to where I live, and take me out to dinner at a restaurant of my choosing. My recovery has been good, and I love cooking and having company, so I decided the "restaurant" would be my house instead of going out.

I chose an Italian menu with an antipasto salad, Italian bread, baked lasagna, green beans, and a cannoli cake for dessert.   I set my table with the dishware I always use for Italian dinners.  I had four of the red water goblets already, and found six more that were identical last Saturday when I was "antiquing."  Since they coordinated perfectly, they became a part of the tablescape.  Don't you love it when a plan comes together? ;-)

I had never made a cannoli cake before, but was quite pleased with the Taste of Home recipe I tried.

There were six of us this month as two were out-of-town, and the other couldn't make it.  We spent an enjoyable evening sitting around the table talking, reminiscing, and laughing for over three hours.  It's always a fun time when we get together.

Below is a photo of us.  The gal standing next to me [second from right] was a bridesmaid in my wedding.


  1. I'm so glad you felt up to hosting your friends, and what a lovely table you set! I'm sure you were able to talk and laugh much more freely and for a longer time than you would have at a restaurant. Getting together with lifelong friends is a real treat.

  2. It is very special that so many of you are still in the area and able to meet monthly for a wonderful time together. Friends like that are rare and a special treasure!

  3. You always set a beautiful and festive table, Phyllis. That cake looks quite delicious! So very special that your friends came to you, and how honored they must have felt to be a guest in your home.

  4. How very special that you had your friends over for dinner. What a fun dinner for all! I love your red checked dinnerware. So Italian! The menu sounds yummy and the cake looks wonderful!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful time. Your menu I can only imagine was wonderful. The cake looks delicious. How I would love a piece right now.

  6. I can just imagine the laughter, good times and delicious meal. Perfect!


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