Those Special Evenings

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him.  The people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are few things I like better than spending time with friends, especially those evenings when we gather around the table to share a meal.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand the sometimes energetic discussions, most of which seem to evolve around politics. These days that subject can evoke a lot of emotion as well as some pretty funny comments.

Foodie Adventure Spain/fishDinner is always a treat,  and most of the time it is a meal to which we’ve all contributed.  That way no one has to spend all day in the kitchen, and everyone is comfortable having played a part in the preparation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat I particularly get a kick out of is the effort made to set a lovely table.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAgain and again I see how that is opportunity for one to express their unique creativity.  Too, an inviting table always makes the food taste even better!

So, what is your favorite way to spend an evening?


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13 thoughts on “Those Special Evenings

  1. Such a beautiful table in all the colors and simplicity of vegetables that I love! Right now my favorite way to spend an evening is home with a fire roaring and my kids happily choosing to be home with us. At 14 and 12 years old, I know that time is limited so I am getting my “fill” now.

    1. You are right in thinking that every moment you can share with your kids is important. They don’t last long enough.

  2. Lulu, This is just lovely! I shared this post on my Facebook page. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful table and that dish looks amazing! I love the beautiful colors of that very happy table…Happy table, happy people … yes, an evening with friends over good food is always the best!

  4. I love your friend’s table and the food looks amazing!

  5. Your tables are always soo inviting—-and beautiful !!!!❤️

    1. You’ll be surprised to know this one is not my table but one beautifully done by a Camden friend.

  6. Oh your pics are just stunning. Every shot is beautiful. Love the colors in your tablescape. I love sitting around the table and sharing stories. It bring such fun and laughter.

    1. Thanks, I wish I could take credit for the table, but it is a friend’s.

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