Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Meatballs and Spaghetti and Chocolate Truffles....




We had friends for dinner this past weekend. Jack did the cooking. It was wonderful. I set the table and chose the dessert. We always make the sauce ahead so the day of the dinner can be more relaxing. The last minute stuff in the kitchen for company no longer works as well for us as it used to.
The sauce and meatballs were made. The house smelled wonderful all day.

A few simple hors d'oeuvres before dinner. Nothing fancy.


Then the dinner....

The meatballs were perfect.

Then espresso and dessert. The heart shaped truffles are from Nancy's Candy Kitchen. They are delicious.

I set up the dessert on the Welch cupboard and used trays so that I could serve on the coffee table. It worked well.

This tray belonged to my Dad.
I remember him serving drinks on the porch and using this to carry them out. There is a stamp on the back which is quite worn but says Wenham Workbench, Wenham, Mass. Google failed me. I believe it is lucite with aluminum sides. I have been reorganizing the dish closet and have found some items I had forgotten about.
I hope everyone is having a good week. I know today will be good for us because we are having leftovers!


12 comments:

Jackie said...

Morning Carol. I can smell the delicious smells here too!!! That must of been very welcoming for your friends. I always try to choose a menu when most of the work can be done beforehand. You are lucky that Jack cooks, Phil well..... we would die of starvation!!!

Hope your week is going well/ Love Jackie in Surrey.

PS I am now trying to find a photo editing programme like Picnik that I can use to help make me look slimmer and with smoother skin!!

Maggie said...

Spaghetti & meatballs, a favourite around here too.
Lovely flowers, did I spot freesias and tulips?

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, That looks so good and I have just finished breakfast, lol. Take care and have a fabulous day. Jen

Vee said...

Hmmmm, a delicious looking meal. Jack is a sweetheart for making supper...what teamwork! And I know that the leftovers will be even more delicious today...oh joy unspeakable. The truffles are works of art...hope that there are some of those left, too.

From the Kitchen said...

We like dinner party menus that can be mostly done ahead as well. So much more fun to be able to relax with the guests. Your dessert is perfect. I've never thought of making the coffee such a nice part of dessert. Thanks for a new idea.

Best,
Bonnie

Zondra Art said...

Spaghetti looks very nice and taste, I love them!

Greetings from cold Croatia, kisses! :)

Snap said...

I'm coming to dinner!!!! :D :D :D

Decor To Adore said...

Oh my goodness it all looks so wonderful.

podso said...

Hmmm ... a favorite meal of ours and it looks delicious! And the dessert!

Eileen said...

It all looks wonderful! I just love your dishes, too ~ they're so colorful. The photos in your blog banner are beautiful.

Pat said...

Delicious meal! I love those plates!

Rettabug said...

YUMMMMM! You are so blessed that Jack likes to cook. Give him a big grateful hug from your jealous friend who is married to a guy who screws up fried baloney!!!

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