Monday, July 02, 2007

the joys of summer

My Cousin Newman got married over the weekend so all of my last week was dedicated to helping, I was in full party giving swing and hosted the rehearsal dinner at my house... I cooked my brains out with the help of my 13 year old son and nice and pulled off a sit down dinner for 28! as I plated up five different courses, Brian and Brittany served our guest in a romantic candle light dinner in my backyard under our luscious fig tree.

our guest were treated to:
baguettes with a basil lemon pesto topped with garden fresh tomatoes
then steaming hot stuffed mushrooms followed by a raspberry Dijon vinaigrette with toasted candied walnuts and feta cheese on mixed baby greens. the main course was chicken breast with my special lemon glaze and roasted baby red potato's and french green beans. for desert I did a pound cake with strawberry's and whipped cream :)


I am off for a little art fun this weekend I will be taking two classes with Teesha Moore on Saturday its The Unbound Journal then on Sunday The Fabric Journal !
I am over the top excited about this! Yesterday I went to a quilt shop to buy fabric for my journal now you would think that being the fabric girl that I am that I would live in a fabric shop but truly this was my first time in a quilt shop! I own a large blot of muslin and when I need a color I make it up myself so it was a true treat for me to be in a REAL quilt shop where real quilters play! I was in total amazement by the machines that these Ladies use! and as soon as I have some free time I will for sure be taking a class here so I can learn to sew for REAL ! then when I make believe I can sew I will have a little more knowledge to back myself with! :)





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7 comments:

sue said...

Ruth...absolutly love your work!! Oh how I wish I was taking those classes with Teesha. What a treat. I can't wait to see what you make.

martha said...

Mmmmmm -- that dinner sounds wonderful! I have trouble cooking for 3 -- how did you do 28??? Do you have leftovers? can I fly down?
Have fun at Teesha's class -- oh oh , the fabric bug has bitten you.... you're in trouble now!
xox

knitsteel said...

You are so talented, in so many ways! And I appreciate how you are always learning. I'd love to take a few classes. Maybe I should check with the nearby quilt shop...

Elaine Kerr said...

Let's just hope Ruth Rae Catering Service doesn't get TOO successful...we'd sure miss your art & fiber!

Judy said...

Sounds like a wonderful dinner and you garden looks so amazing. Have a wonderful time.

Bethany said...

Wow, that pile of lace and bits looks just scrumtious!! And the food sounds pretty good, too. lol What a lush backyard you have with the table so prettily set :) Glad you had a lovely time.

Maija said...

OMG, Ruth, and you can cook too?