Of course, those who know me well knows this means I'm dying to cook some food for them! Fortunately, they were happy to accept the dinner invitation. :) Bob's son is the same age as Gameboy and is equally game crazed as both of mine. This works out well-the adults get to hang out and the kids get to hang as well.
I got to prep off and on all day. I subscribe to my mom's entertaining philosophy-cook far more than you need and you'll have yummy leftovers to enjoy later on. My original plans were for london broil and the rosemary roasted potatoes, but Ed mentioned that I should make a lasagna. What the heck? I'll make it all, and some homemade brownies for dessert.
It was great to hang out on the lanai and shoot the breeze. Bob got to meet the 'neighbors', too. The kids played various games while we talked. Then we ate and Ed proclaimed tonight's lasagna the best I've ever made. (if you can get the frozen pasta sheets, do it! It makes preparing lasagna a breeze).
Tonight just makes us wistful for Bob and family to be here sooner and happy that we live closer to Jill. We love having people over. I get the cooking urge satisfied and we all enjoy seeing people other than each other. I'm just hoping this move brings more of what we left behind in Maryland-dinner guests on a regular basis.
So, Jill, when are you coming for dinner? :)