Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lunch with Pat

My neighbor Pat-well, I can't say enough good things about her. We met at church. She is old enough to be my Mother. She makes me laugh all the time. She is insightful. She is funny. She is naughty sometimes. She is a great neighbor and an even better friend.

We try to go out to lunch once a month to catch up and just chat. This week, I invited her over to lunch at our place to try a new wine that we bought when we went up to see Hermit Crab at college over Thanksgiving weekend. I had made a turkey breast in my "easy bake oven" on Monday for dinner and we used the leftovers to make panini's. Pat brought a salad and some from scratch mac and cheese. I made sandwiches, had some cranberries and opened the Mead. It was so good.
Melty Cheddar and Havarti

Thick, tender turkey breast, with cheese, mayo, and Dijon mustard

Dude's plate with salad and mac and cheese.
We were all stuffed and rather sleepy afterwards. After Drama Queen got home from work, we went to town to drop off the carpet cleaner we rented, bought some Christmas gifts and stopped and had dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. It was a fun day filled with people I love and great food! What more could a girl ask for?
I will post about the wine soon. The photos I took of the bottle didn't float my boat, so I need to try some more in the daylight hours.
Time to wrap the presents!


Monica H said...

I've got a handful of presents to wrap and I don't wanna!

This sandwich looks fantastic. That reminds me I have a turkey breast in the fridge that needs cooking- yum!

Lea Ann said...

I want Pat to be my friend! :-)

A Year on the Grill said...

that is a beautiful sandwich!

Bob said...

Oh man, I want that sandwich! All that cheese...

sanjeet said...

beautiful sandwich!

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Katherine Aucoin said...

I saw you comments about you lunch on Facebook. How wonderful to have a friend that you can get together with on a regular basis and enjoy yourself so much!