Monday, August 13, 2012

A few weeks ago I received this lovely invite in the mail.  It stated that as a birthday gift, my sister-in-law was given a dinner for six, cooked and served by  her daughters and daughter-in-laws.  All she had to do was invite five people of her choice.  Fortunately for us, she chose her sister-in-laws and her mother-in-law.  We all felt so honored to be invited.

Last Tuesday evening was the date chosen.  It was such a special occasion that I wanted to share it with all of you.  Her four girls puts so much time, thought, and skills into making it so memorable for us.

We were greeted in the living room with homemade lemonade and iced tea.  The perfect way to start a summer evening dinner party.

This fresh peach appetizer with prosciutto crostini was delicious!

Her beautiful daughters and daughter-in-laws, who were responsible for it all.  I have said it before, but as their "old" aunt, I find it almost unbelievable that they are all grown up already.  When you see them as babies and then all of a sudden they are lovely young women, you wonder where the time has gone. 

Rare treasured moments when we get to sit and eat together, especially when we did not have to cook or do the clean up.  My mother, sisters, sister-in-laws, and me.

Fresh spinach, poppy seed, and strawberry salad, served with grilled lemon chicken skewers with peanut sauce.
I remember how good each bite tasted.

Dessert...fresh homemade peach tart.  What a treat!
I must admit, I don't think I knew how to make peach tart when I was their age. 

Bags of homemade granola were given to each of us at the end of the evening.

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."

~Jimmy Johnson

Thanks for stopping by tonight.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That is just the sweetest wonderful!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh my fabulous! Now tell me, was this for a project or something or do they just love to cook?????

Lorraine said...

Such a special time together and those beautiful young ladies are so talented, gracious and giving to prepare such a lovely meal!

Stacey said...

Again I say, you girls know how to have fun. :)

Debbie said...

What a wonderful gift! Love the whole idea...everything looked quite yummy. Glad you got to enjoy this treat!

corners of my life said...

Such a wonderful gift idea - so thoughtful. I like that is started with peaches and ended with peaches.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful family you have. I am sure you all enjoyed your dinner together while enjoying dinner.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely gift from her daughters! And it all looked delicious!

Sassy Granny ... said...

You sure run with some amazingly creative & talented people I'll bet they get some of their inspiration from their Aunt Judy!

You always inspire me to eat something :)

So glad to claim you as a dear friend (even if you ARE bad for my waistline) !!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a great give a gift of a dinner for six. And what a fabulous meal they cooked up. I'm taking notes:)


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