Blessed With Good Friends

Monday Evening November 5th…

The Table is set ~


The Candles are lit ~

Our dear friends Dave and Jody arrive from Washington for the night ~


We are truly blessed ~


For an extra treat here’s a great recipe from the Barefoot Contessa for Mustard-Roasted Potatoes ~


2-1/2 lbs. small red potatoes (I used gold), 2 Yellow onions, 3 Tblsps. good olive oil, 2 Tblsps. whole-grain mustard, 2 tsps. kosher salt, 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley ~

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the potatoes in halves or quarters, depending on their size, and place them on sheet pan. Remove the ends of the onions, peel them, and cut them in half. Slice them crosswise in 1/4 inch-thick slices to make half-rounds. Toss the onions and potatoes together on the sheet pan. Add the olive oil, mustard, 2tsp. salt, and the pepper and toss them together. (I mixed these ingredients all together before I tossed them with the potatoe/onion mix) Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the potatoes are lightly brown on the outside and tender on the inside. Toss the potatoes from time to time with metal spatula so they brown evenly.

Duhlicious (I spelled that wrong on purpose!)

Serve hot sprinkled with the chopped parsley and a little extra salt.

For dinner with Dave and Jody we had these Potatoes with Filet Mignon, Mushrooms and Onions sauteed with white wine and cream, and a Fiesta Salad.

For dessert we had Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut filled Brioche Bites.

And Dear mixed up a Kensington Dream for Jody and I.

Good Friends, good food, good conversation, good times….

And with all this fun I’m having you’ll understand why I’m a little slow in getting around blog world today to comment…

As of June 2017 Photobucket has blacked out all my photos that I had stored there and are holding them hostage. Hopefully I can update my photos on all the posts they have ruined, over 4000 of them.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “Blessed With Good Friends

  1. I’m so glad the four of you were able to spend time together face to face. Praise the Lord for sweet friendship and fellowship. PS–I might have to use this recipe for our next sending team meeting–we’re supposed to make something from Barefoot Contessa. Any other suggestions on favorites you’ve made? Love you!

    Hi Laura, Katie is bringing my Contessa cookbooks to your house tonight for you to check out. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful evening you have described. I always enjoy your pictures. I’d love to hear more about that Blessed plaque. Is it ceramic? That is a really pretty piece.

    Elle, It’s tin and I got it from Homegoods. Blessings…

  3. What a lovely table – and the plaque and candle holder too. Isn’t it fun to have good friends over?

    Kathie, It’s the best, isn’t it!? To be with friends and enjoy a meal together…

  4. Wonderful family, friends, and food ! Can’t beat that combination. You are truely blesssed. Loved the pictures.

    Beth, So when are you and Dave coming for dinner??

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