Thursday, April 07, 2011

Feast of the Annunciation

This morning I went to liturgy.

Then lunch with church friends.

Then buying the salmon and wine for the meal.


Between cleaning house and preparing,

I was running behind...

A friend came early and helped a lot.

I find I cannot put on a meal for 7 or 8 people without help.

Boiled potatoes with dill added at the meal

Salad with avocado, mushrooms, tomato and a dressing with

garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Salmon baked in foil packets with onion and lemon.

Fruit - dark grapes, blue berries and star fruit.


Vegan chocolate cake for dessert.


Lemon wedges in water

a white and a red wine.

Star fruit looks so decorative!

Salmon on plates.

The Becel margarine in the plastic container makes me laugh;

a bit incongruous.


It was so wonderful to have such a festive meal

in the midst of Lent and for

such a beautiful feast.


Lovely conversation about church, liturgical music,

Father's sermon from today's liturgy,

families and laughter.


Tomorrow I have to do some serious job searching things.

Thankfully two friends stayed and helped me

with all the dishes.


We prayed briefly for our friend who is flying home

to be with her Father who is ill.


God help us.

Most Holy Theotokos save us!


Pikku Myy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful feast! I so enjoy your photos of anticipated hospitality -and it certainly is lovely when gusets stay behind to help with the washing up :)

RW said...

sounds like you had a lovely time together.

elizabeth said...

thanks A and RW... yes, it was very good. I am thankful...

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Mimi said...

A wonderful feast indeed!

margaret said...

I like the plastic marg container sitting there looking so homely on your lovely table. You know when you see something like that that it was a very warm friendly gathering.

editorOrthodoxNorthwest said...

Sprasnikum! Good food, better friends, and a Joyous Feast!. Life is good.

editorOrthodoxNorthwest said...

Good food, better friends and a Joyful Feast. God is good.