Monday, December 22, 2008

Tis the Season to be busy!

We are very grateful that we have had two successive weekends with a full house! Thank you all for your support! We have hosted many parents and grandparents of neighbors in the Museum District, and we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our neighbors and their extended families better. We have already hosted our first newlyweds, and just this weekend we hosted our first couple celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!! They were a most charming pair, and it was a true pleasure to meet them and to hear about their courtship and marriage right here in Richmond. They were truly inspirational.
On the practical side, I have learned the value of garnishing the breakfast plates. A colorful plate is a pleasing plate! Thank you to my friend Ann for helping me with creative garnishing. Sprigs from a huge rosemary bush in our backyard have come in very handy for this purpose. Also, cherry tomatoes, choppped peppers of all colors, strawberries, grapes, and even fresh currants (in grocery stores now!) add festive color to any breakfast entree.
Happy Holidays!!