the ancient mariner
I have to tell you folks that I am impressed. Some of these dinners make my mouth water. I once belonged to a group who had a special dinner once a month at alternating homes. I decided to shoot the works and the budget when it was my turn. (My wife and I had a deal—I cooked she cleaned, so the menu was up to me.)
I had the butcher prepare a crown roast of pork with the little booties on the ends of the ribs—–when it was finished backing I put it on a great big platter and filled the empty center with glazed carrots. Around the pork were brussel sprouts on one side and browned potataoes on the other. Forgot what the salad was but I remember making tiramiso for desert.
Everyone oohed and aahed when I put the platter on the table, and everyone got up from the table a few pounds heavier. But that is life, and it was only once a month. We still meet now and then (mostly then) but now everyone has a diet or an ailment that curtails the fun. Take my advise and never get old, it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Actually it is all in the mind, think young !!!!!!