Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowed In

On Sunday the car did not leave the garage. The snow was unrelenting. It was a day for jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, books, and dvds. I did a walk in run to the grocery store and fussed in the kitchen, prepping for a 'Solstice Dinner' we were hosting for Anna Rae's faithful and true friend, Christine, and her parents. The girls have been friends since second grade and never a holiday break goes by without at least one dinner together. I was truly impressed and very happy when their trusty Volvo brought them to our door last night. I fixed an Apple Cranberry Stuffed pork loin roast and it was delicious and it looked pretty on the platter. Aside from grilling, I am pretty much a novice at cooking meat, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a recipe that worked.

Our deck table looked like this when they left:

And this was our street:

It is so nice to have friends that brave conditions like this to join us for dinner. Not to mention, they brought a yummy appetizer, a Cran-Apple Cake, and homemade truffles!

1 comment:

Tanya Mau-Halsall said...

I cannot believe the amount of snow Seattle has gotten this year! A white Christmas, and I missed it! Oh, what fun it would be (not the driving though for sure)....Yes, and although I can still wear tanktops here in the winter, a white Christmas just sounds dreamy. Enjoy, and build another snowman for us....