Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sous la Maison

Our Valentine's Day tradition continued this year.  Reservations weren't available for Valentine's Day but were for Friday, February 15th.  Apparently one of the chief staff members had to work around her paying job's schedule.

We dined by candlelight and Christmas tree lights. . .

 while in the background this soundtrack played.

First our salad (all descriptions from the menu)

Our garden salad features carrots, radishes, red onions, almonds, celery, peppers, cheese, eggs, and a dressing of your choice.

Next our Plat Principal
Our delicious sirloin steak is wrapped in bacon and seasoned with garlic and herb butter.  Its taste is wonderfully countered with roasted cauliflower and fried green beans and onions.

Finally dessert.
The delightful color and taste of our Macaroons are a favourite at British High Tea and we're sure they'll be a favourite with you as well.  Choose an almond or a lemon flavoured one, or try one of both!
Our homemade Gelato is a taste of Italy, and it's sure to delight.  Choose from a variety of flavours, including zitrone, erdbeere, himbeere, shokolade, and heidelbeere.

It all was so delicious and once again the staff amazed us with their culinary skills.  Macaroons?  Gelato?  Bacon wrapped Sirloin?!!!!  How could we not be amazed?

The staff who did such an excellent job.

Letting off a little steam after cooking and serving another wonderful dinner to their parents.

To keep it real, what the kitchen looked like at the end of the evening.

And yes, they did clean it, all except my china which I said I would wash for them.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Promise Fulfilled

Remember this?
You can read what happened here.

Yesterday my husband brought home this brown box.

Guess what was inside?

Yep.  The ring I destroyed in the garbage disposal is all new.

And Beautiful.

And yes I'm grinning from ear to ear and constantly looking at it on my finger.  And yes it is now sized correctly so it won't fall off into the garbage disposal again!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Oh How Blest is Myrna

Two weeks ago today God called out of this earthly life to Himself in heaven my husband's mother.

My daughter and my brother-in-law wrote two wonderful posts that I commend to your reading.

It still stings, it still hurts, the tears catch me unawares. I miss my mother-in-law dearly.  I am happy that she is in heaven with my dad and all the other saints who have gone before me.

Here are some pictures of the family taken after the funeral on Jan. 29th.
Back: Paul, David, Mark
Front: Mary, Grandpa, Matt
The 20 Grandchildren
My family with Grandpa
6 of the 9 boys
The Girls
The "Big Girl" Cousins
Showing some true colors.
Oh how blest are they whose toils are ended,
Who through death have unto God ascended!
They have arisen
From the cares which keep us still in prison.

We are still as in a dungeon living,
Still oppressed with sorrow and misgiving;
Our undertakings
Are but toil and troubles and heart-breakings.

They meanwhile are in their chambers sleeping,
Quiet and set free from all their weeping;
No cross or sadness
There can hinder their untroubled gladness.

Christ has wiped away their tears forever;
They have that for which we still endeavor.
By them are chanted
Songs that ne'er to mortal ears were granted.

Come, O Christ, and loose the chains that bind us;
Lead us forth and cast this world behind us.
With You, the Anointed,
Finds the soul its joy and rest appointed. (LSB 679)