The afternoon was lovely.
The guest of honor was very gracious and sweet.
I wasn't involved in the planning of this event until the venue became my home. And even then, the other two ladies had already seemed to have everything under control and really wanted to provide all of the food.
Thus, my part was going to be easy.
Did I just say that???
Of course since it was supposed to have been simple, I needed to create extra tasks for myself. And since I wasn't responsible for food, I was able to focus on other things.
Important things like:
cutting off the ugly plastic hangar thing off of my fern on the front porch
|ugly plastic hangar on|
|good thing I cut it off!|
and arranging some fresh flowers
And attempting to make a new signature drink....or two.
Thus creating another one of my signature out-of-control messes:
The first one is a fruit cooler recipe that is made with a simple syrup...pretty easy to do if you don't mind the mess of juicing several oranges and lemons.
The second recipe requires 'cold brewing' the coffee. In my opinion, having made iced coffees in two ways, I don't think that cold brewing is worth the time and effort involved. And while I thought I was clever in using my Cuisinart to straining the grounds without the water running through the machine...it created a gigantic mess.
The kitchen cleaned up pretty well.
And the drinks were a success.