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.