|The tables are set, ready and waiting for Third Sunday Dinner.|
The dough has been made. It's a black quinoa sourdough bread. It will be topped with olive oil, rosemary, and kosher salt. I think we baked about 25 of these. Nothing like fresh baked bread to make any meal experience amazing. Who doesn't love fresh baked bread?
I always prepare some thing cooling to drink. They must have been thirsty this Sunday, we went through 10 gallons of fresh lemonade. I used fresh juice from my lemon trees. Very cost effective way to offer a cooling beverage for everyone.
These two boys are my life savers for Third Sunday Dinner. They are amazing. The Justin's, they come early and help set up and prepare the food. I am intent of training them. I let them make mistakes. Funny thing this month. I pulled a jar of mayo from the pantry and we made dressing. The younger Justin made the dressing. I tasted it and it was rancid. I had him taste it. He choked. I told him it was rancid. He asked why I had him taste it when I knew it was bad. I explained it to him that he needed to know what rancid tasted like. He laughed, and now he knows what rancid tastes like.
|Tossed Salad with mixed greens, toasted onions, and mozzarella cheese balls.|
|Dinner, pasta with a oat groats and carrot meat sauce.|
Waiting for dinner. They come anytime, from 4:30 on. We enjoy that. In fact if Tina, the lady in orange, isn't there early we start to worry.
One reason I choose flat bread is that it is easy to do. I make the dough up before the event and with sour dough starter, it will stay alive for hours. Sour dough starter is amazing at how it keeps doughs alive. Just yeasted doughs die after continually punching down. When I add my starter to the dough, it is amazing what happens. I can punch and punch and it keeps on growing.
This is a young newly wed couple. She is from Russia and we love her like our daughter, she grew up just down the street from us. His family moved into the neighborhood just 2 months after we had started Third Sunday Dinner over four years ago. It is not dinner if they are not there. His mom calls me up before to see what the menu is, and what she can bring. Their boys and mine are like brothers. I love that about life. Relationships like these are what makes life so enjoyable. And Third Sunday Dinner has strengthened the bond.
|Doesn't he have a great smile.|
My wonderful son-in-law and my granddaughter. We are starting her early on Third Sunday Dinner. She is adorable.
|It does not take long for the line to form.|
|A perfect day for dinner outside. I love this picture. It is the Bishop of my church fellowshipping.|