Saturday, January 31, 2009

We should have your parents over for dinner.

"You know we really should ave your parents over for dinner to Thank them for helping us out."

I said these word to my husband because his parent have helped us out on numerous occasions. This time they had a tiny little refrigerator at the "shop" they let us use when our "almost" top of the line GE fridge went south on us.

That whole story is good blog fodder that I really need to get to but not right now. Any who! We decided to invite Michael's parents for dinner to Thank them for all they have done for us. In the midst of that conversation Michael suggested we invite my parents since they too are very good to us and our parents have not had a meal together in a long time.

My husband may not seem like the considerate kind but he really is.

So we planned and we invited and we had dinner.

Let me just say...I had a great night. Can life get any better than a good meal (which I cooked...thanks to Giada De Laurentiis), good company and parents that get along.

It was like one of those big Italian Family dinners. The food was phenomenal, the menu was Stuffed mushrooms, Chicken Piccata, Broccoli and Green Beans with Roasted Potatoes. For desert....Cheesecake! The conversation had no gaps and everyone was on the same pages.

Lord I must have done something right, because even my children played along.

I did not get any pictures at dinner but I did take a few of me being neurotic cleaning before everyone showed up. Let just say I really don't think they would have noticed, but I felt better knowing I put the effort in.

Overall I really had a nice time with all my parents and I am so fortunate to have such a great relationship with both.

This is photographic proof that I do clean on occasion:


  1. The house looks lovely and the menu sounds phenomenal. You'll have to share recipes. I'm always looking for new cheesecake and picatta recipes.

  2. Three cheers for a wonderful evening! The house looks truly beautiful, and the menu wounds incredible. My mouth is watering!

  3. Move over, Martha! Your house looks great and your menu sounds absolutely delicious.

    How fun for your whole family...I'm off to make a cheesecake for Daddy when he gets home tomorrow!

  4. Your house looks fabulous! And I love your kitchen!!!

    I am always telling myself how lucky I am to have such awesome parents and in-laws. And everyone gets along so well! Very lucky! :)

  5. Hope your evening was fun. Love the colors in your house.

  6. Is it wrong to say that I was just waiting for when you were going to talk about when things went south? I guess that goes to show what I expect at my house! :) Menus is mouth watering and I love your kitchen. I'm envious. Our kitchen is on our "to do list" that is a mile long.

  7. Ooh, perfectly clean and gorgeous. Hey, and with food that good, how could you NOT have a good time? :)

  8. Woo hoo that you can cook like the great Italian gal your are. I'm embarrassed. I suck at cooking. And, your house is SOO cleaner than mine.

  9. If your house looked that amazing, I can't even begin to guess how awesome the food was! Glad that a good time was had by all!

  10. Don't you just love a clean house? I love how you have it decorated, too! That dinner menu sounds phenomenal, too. YUM! *sigh* I wish our families lived here so we could do that more often. It is so nice to get the family together.

  11. Nothing better than having company over to get the house cleaned! Love your house! So warm and cozy...just perfect!! glad you guys had a great night!