Sunday, our dinner group, met for our holiday party. We’ve been getting together with these couples for 30+ years and love them like family. Everyone brings an appetizer, salad or dessert so the hosts can concentrate on the main course. And what a main course it was!
None of these pictures are very clear because I was having too good of a time to worry about them. That’s a good thing!
We brought a special bottle of Merryvale Profile that we’d picked up during our trip to Napa last Friday along with cheese, grapes, and sliced Persimmon.
I was so busy visiting, I left the Brie in the oven longer than necessary, and it puddled pretty sloppily, but it tasted yummy.
Our hosts served raw Oysters as an appetizer. I’d always thought they would be slimy or gross so haven’t tried them before now. I can’t believe I waited until 60 to try Oysters for the first time! They’re wonderful!
The main course was the most delicious Cioppino I have ever eaten. Ever!
It’s such a blessing to have these special friends who we’ve weathered the storms and joys of life with. We’ve supported each other through the deaths of siblings and parents, children’s struggles and blessings, and our own health crisis’ and triumphs.
These are the friendships that take a lifetime to build. They are precious and priceless.
Do you have friendships like these in your life?
Be kind, be well and thanks for being here!
There are a few holiday sales happening with discount codes that I wanted to share with you.
Purple Poppy, wear my above leggings come from, is offering my readers a 10% storewide discount and free shipping until Christmas with the code Poppy at checkout.(captial P)
Lord & Taylor is offering an extra 50% off with the code FRIENDS at checkout.
Ann Taylor is offering 40% off full price items with the code SHOP40 at checkout.
Macy’s has an extra 20% off with the code MERRY at checkout.