And so, on the day in question, the kitchen was full of very capable chefs, each preparing various dishes.
Tom and Joelle prepared bruschetta bread, as well as grilled shrimp appetizers.
John and Anne created a lovely salad, with sun-dried tomatoes – yum!
Mary prepped the meat, while I made a huge pot of mashed potatoes with butter, real bacon bits, and a little bacon fat!
While grilling the meat under Mary’s watchful eye, Big Al and Tom enjoyed a fine cigar.
It was more than clear that dinner was over. My guests had cleaned up spotlessly, and were now dancing.
Some even on the kitchen counter top.
The newcomers asked if dinner was always like this at Casa Nora, but my answer, thankfully, was drowned out by the ever increasing volume of music. I saw the newcomers to the gate, and by the time I returned, all hell had broken loose.
There was dancing, Sambuca shots, and still more dancing!
Mary even absconded with Big Al’s cigar – which I must say, she regretted the next morning……
From left to right: Anne-a librarian, Maryluz-a Spanish teacher, Joelle – an account manager. Yeah right! Maybe by day! Definitely and obviously party animals at night!
Mmmmmmmm – Hagen Dazs ice-cream and fresh berries! Love it!
Clearly a lot of fun was had by all, but just to indicate the type of evening it was, I must show this photo.
What started out at a very normal evening, a nice dinner and some wine, somehow ended like this. The title of this photo simply is “Bloody Mary”.
With the party still raging, I secretly and quietly did a guest head count to make sure no one was missing.