Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Solstice Party Preparations

Yellow Dream, 2008, Oil on Panel, 9x9

I am completely exhausted this evening and I expect I will be even more so tomorrow. We are having a pretty good sized party (20 guests) tomorrow night which has been great motivation to get our house and yard cleaned up. Doug spent the day weed whacking and mowing the lawn (in between the rain showers) and I had to go out and spend like a million dollars on food and other important things for a party like citronella candles and fashionable vinyl tablecloths. Oh wait, there is no such thing as fashionable vinyl tablecloths. The best ones I could find have big images of fruit all over them.

Anyway, tomorrow I will be finishing up getting the house in order and cooking. It is a potluck but in true mom form, I am worried about not having enough food and so I suspect that I will cooking way too much.

But I just can't resist making my specialties:

roast vegetable lasagna
chicken salad
pesto pine nut potato salad
green salad (with lettuce from our garden)
strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream
apple cake

Oh and I have all this great cheese from a local farm that raises goats and they make the best goat cheeses ever.

I do plan to try to take a nap tomorrow afternoon though, so that I will be able to speak coherently with all of our lovely friends.

And did I mention the soccer games in the morning? Good grief, this is the season that will never end.


Stacey Peterson said...

Man, if I didn't live across the country I'd be inviting myself to your party just to sample that menu!

Martha Marshall said...

Don't forget to enjoy your party! Sounds simply divine. And I love Yellow Dream!

Angela Rockett said...

Sounds wonderful! Wish I could come.

This painting is just beautiful - really captures the feeling of a long summer day.

Melody said...

The entire menu sounds simply yummy! But that pesto pine nut potato salad must be to die for. Just the thought of that is making me hungry.

Natalya said...

can i come? have a great time...

Susan Carlin said...

Gorgeous painting! I hope your party went well and that you got that nap you mentioned. Any chance of sharing that pesto pine nut potato salad recipe?

Tracy said...

The party was good and thanks everyone, for the good wishes. Have I ever said that if any of you ever visit anywhere nearby you are more than welcome to come and visit me? Well you are:)

I will put up my potato salad recipe.

Don Coker said...

Tracy, I've spent the last couple of days going through your blog, enjoying tour posts and being touched by your art. This piece has such a wonderful sense of mystery about it. I'm intrigued!