This week was all about staying at home. My wife decided to combine her birthday party with St. Patrick’s day = birthday shenanigans! It’s kinda what you’d expect … like being in Jr. High again… dressing up, but adding adult beverages. The invite said something to the effect of, Your gift to me will be to dress up! This made her quite happy when people showed up with green outfits, hats with feather, green wigs, beads, shot glass necklaces, funky sunglasses, etc. We actually hung out mostly in the backyard – Some friends brought a heat lamp over and we lit a fire in the pit.
Most people brought some drink to share, some brought creative food dishes which always seem 10 steps beyond store bought cookies or a bag of chips. One couple made split pea soup. Another family brought over a feast of corned beef, sauerkraut and breads.
My wife laid down some mighty fine potato leek soup and gave me the charge to make a Rueben slider. This was a major hit! My wife made the corned beef the night before in the crock pot – tender and juicy! Soft dinner rolls, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, topped with mustard-butter-magic brushed on before heating them up, making a melty delight!
Keith Klassen, Real Estate Broker – 916.595.7900
Specializing in Residential Sales & Property Management