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.

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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.

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Vegan chocolate cake for dessert.

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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.

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It was so wonderful to have such a festive meal

in the midst of Lent and for

such a beautiful feast.

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Lovely conversation about church, liturgical music,

Father's sermon from today's liturgy,

families and laughter.

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Tomorrow I have to do some serious job searching things.

Thankfully two friends stayed and helped me

with all the dishes.

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We prayed briefly for our friend who is flying home

to be with her Father who is ill.

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God help us.

Most Holy Theotokos save us!

8 comments:

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...

h west said...

Beautiful!!!!

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.