Special guest # 1, my stepfather Mario,from Italy. Pasta with red clam sauce, salad with a good vinaigrette & garlic bread. Fruit dessert. All homemade. The highest compliment came with a kiss & "That was good".
Special guests # 2, friends who showed up on a 10 degree night with 4 dozen oysters and a salad. The BBQ was under shelter & we Q’d them, made an antipasto plate of cheese, veggies, olives, bread, whatever was available. Washed down oysters with Bushmills and had macaroons for dessert. All outside, pretended we were in Sweden. Yum.
Annual special guests for 10 years: Grown stepkids & their beaus. Christmas Eve chili feed. Homemade chili, cornbread, whatever they bring, & ice cream for dessert. Man is this easy on the cook!!
Permanent Special Guest, AKA husband: A GOOD steak, BBQ’d to medium rare, spinach (yes spinach)salad, baked potato & a nice lingering conversation. At home.
Every guest is special. Enjoy!