How to host a garden party

Saturday I had the pleasure of lunching with some of my besties in the neighborhood.   The hostess set a beautiful table in her front yard.  It was like something from a magazine.  We were truly spoiled, by the atmosphere and the food.   Cheese plate with quince paste, lemon cream sconesSauvignon Blanc, salad with garam masala syrup, pea and mint soup,  salmon with spring vegetables, Persian rice, chardonnay, pinot noir and salted chocolate chunk cookies for dessert.  Absolutely divine, every second of it!IMG_0933 IMG_0936 IMG_0958

Yesterday morning my son made popovers and bacon for breakfast – a family tradition.  Lucky me!  Then we all headed to Leesburg to visit with some cousins.  They were flower girls in our wedding many many years ago, our kids were in their weddings, and now they have 6 kids between them!  Yay!  It was a totally fun way to spend Mothers’ Day!  I was happy to bring dessert:  lemon buttermilk chiffon cake with raspberry sauce, and Alex’s new favorite chocolate cupcakes.

As for the rest of the week, I found some chicken breasts in the freezer this morning.  I’ll roast them tonight with some zataar and serve with brown rice and frozen broccoli and a salad.  As for the rest of the week, I need to plan a menu tonight as Alex offered to do the grocery shopping tomorrow.  Happy Mothers’ Day week everyone!

xoxo  M.

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How to host a garden party

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