The holidays can get pretty frenetic with all the shopping and festivities. To keep that from happening, it is important to take time out, spend time with friends, continue traditions that have been part of relationships. That is why I so look forward each year to gathering with a small group who has had dinner together more years than I can remember. All of us don’t see each other frequently which makes this dinner a time to catch up, to remember times past, to celebrate lasting friendships.
Over the years we have alternated between eating out and at home. I must confess to enjoying more the times at home when we can really visit without the distractions of a restaurant.
I loved the contrast between the greenery and the sea foam green resting on white plates. No Christmas dishes could have made a better statement. The paisley napkins and hammered metal utensils were a perfect complement to the tableware and the tinted etched glasses.
In case you are wondering what we had for dinner, it was homemade gumbo, salad and a Maine wild blueberry cobbler. Yep, those blueberries came from Maine this fall and were just waiting to be made into a pie.
Here’s hoping you’ve found time to spend with friends laughing and rehashing dinners past! And maybe, as we did this year, remembering the one who isn’t there.
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