If you are like me... the Holidays always take me back to thoughts of long lost friends. I begin to send out our Christmas cards, and Jim and I brainstorm on who might have we forgotten to send one to.. Well, after all the family is taken care of, it
is on to the task of sending the very short but respected list of friends!
Jim is still close with a group of highschool friends and throughout the years have graciously accepted me as one of thier fold! I, on the other hand, was raised in the military and moved quite a bit... I was fortunate to be able to attend Jr. And Sr.
Highschool in the same town. Albeit a very small town... still managed to create a couple of close friendships!
Most of my closest friends were met later in life , when I graduated college,moved to Columbia, SC. and following the end of my first marriage.There is one friend I am particulary fond of and is one of the first and foremost that comes to mind when Jim
and I celebrate holidays, Anniversaries, and almost any other occasion that marks our life together. You see this man was one of my best friends in a difficult time in my life and was also a childhood friend of Jim's... You got it....he introduced us!
Hang in there with me... I'm about to get to the food part of this blog and trust me you'll wanna stick around...
Recently we have had another fateful joining of our two pre marraige life, come together
Again... I have been able to reconnect with several friends through the social media genre. ... and discovered some awesome news of a great friend embarking on a happier future by marrying her soul mate! Through all the congratulation and looking at the
Wedding pictures over the internet ...Jim says... Hey I know that guy! Yep... He grew up with him and went to school with the lucky man that married one of the greatest gals on earth.. ( had to add that last part...You never know if she reads my blog.. Just
kidding Donna... I know you don't read my blog)!
We decided to invite the newlyweds over for Dinner, once they settled back into life, which will probably within the next month or two... I have been searching for an elegant dinner menu to serve, and I think you know ... recipes do tend to find me! Check
this out... Jim found a great buy ( yep that OCDF Hubby of mine..obcessive, compulsive, deal finder.. for those of you who are new to my musings) A 4 lb. Bone in center cut pork roast for less than ten dollars! A beauty... problem is that I have never cooked
Found the perfect recipe and made a trial run... Herb crusted and pan gravy. Paired with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh collards from the garden! this cut of meat is the Prime rib of pork! The sides were a perfect pairing and will definately add to
a very anticipated night of reuniting with our friends... Such a small world and I'm so glad mine and Jim's keep connecting even after all these years!
For my supporters of " Terry using Yeast club" ... I'm also planning on making rolls for this dinner! Fingers crossed, lord willing and the creek don't rise!! (Hopefully the bread will!)