Had a fun evening with some of our friends, unfortunately one couple unable to make it. The food was relatively simple as I mentioned yesterday, although we did have a couple of additions, one being a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers, the other being a pineapple dessert, both delicious. I forgot that we also had a recipe which we have been enjoying around here for years, an hors d’oeuvres which is basically a spread on tiny slices of bread topped with a piece of cucumber and sprinkled with dill. Ate too much, drank too much, had fun. I nearly forgot to mention the two pairs of earrings I was given. They are delightful and made by the son of one of our friends – in fact he joined us last night, we had none of us seen him in years as he has not been living locally. I will take pix of the earrings later.
We hadn’t thought of it before, but I do enjoy a glass or two of bubbly on my birthday (other times too of course) but we didn’t want a whole bottle. In Canada we can buy small bottles which are about a glass size each. Having phoned a few stores they all assured me they didn’t have any, so I settled for a beer. In the afternoon we decided to go out to a few places including our garage as we had a rattle. We ended up at Lowes Foods which was one of the stores I had phoned, guess what, I found packs of 4 bottles of Korbel. Not a bad bubbly. Needless to say, I bought them. The rattle in the car, by the way, was a muffler clip which has broken, nothing major.
The pier is Bogue Pier which has weathered quite a few storms over the years although it has occasionally had to be repaired.
This is looking the other way. Seems like a nice spot to go.
Having mentioned the starter we had last night, I thought I would share the recipe.
Instructions: Mix first three ingredients. Spread on slices of bread. Top with a slice of cucumber. Sprinkle with dill weed.
Have a great day.