Our house has been a whirl-wind of activity the past few days, as Dave invited the group of people who organized the Olympic Trials Hammer throw event a few weeks ago to dinner at our house last night.
It all started with a trip to Costco and a twenty pound bag of potatoes:
Because the party was about the Olympic trials and was to be held on the night of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London, we went with an international menu, blending foods from the USA, the Olympic host nation (United Kingdom), and the birthplace of the Olympic games - Greece.
GIN & TONIC
HUMMUS with PITA CHIPS
FAT-FREE CURRY DIP with BELL PEPPERS
BANGERS & MASH
BLUEBERRY or BLACKBERRY CRISPS
We used Union Jack napkins and had flowers with American and UK flags as centerpieces on five tables. The weather cooperated, so three of the tables were on the deck. I was determined to take a lot of photos of the gathering and only took TWO! (I was busy.)Guests were greeted on the front porch with a choice of Pimms or Gin & Tonic, and everyone tended to remain on the porch and enjoy the nice weather. Yes - the flags were flying - and our guests dressed in red, white and blue.
It was a fun evening because the hammer group are very fun people.
One member of the hammer throw organizing group, Cyrus Hostetler, did not attend our party. Cyrus claimed to be out of town.
Doing something else.
What kids won't do these days to get out of an evening with the old folks.
Until my next update, I remain, your twice-baked correspondent.