“I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.”

Third day in a row of rain and that damp cold. It is only 52° right now, and there is a wind which makes it feel colder. Last night was a snuggle under the blanket night as I had my bedroom window open. Fern and Gracie were huddled beside me for the warmth.

Dinner was a smashing success. The curry was perfect. It had enough heat to make it interesting, and the taste of the fruit and the curry together was like a rainbow of colors bursting in your mouth. The coconut ice cream and the chocolate sea salt caramel was a perfect ending to the meal. The sauce was extraordinary and the salt gave it the most amazingly wonderful flavor. The talking stopped when the dessert eating began. I prepared the appetizers and the chicken and spices then John and Michelle came and John took over with the chopping and the sauce making. I loved it. I got to sit and enjoy my company. Michelle and I sat in the dining room so we could keep John company while he minced and chopped. After dinner, my guests cleaned up. That was wonderful and I was profusely thankful. I am always exhausted after cooking for hours and then having to clean up, usually by myself. All that’s left is to put away the dishes!

It was so wonderful having Michelle and John here. She got to put faces to names and see the house. Michelle is a Coffee reader so she knew my friends and had a picture in her head of what my house must look like based on what she has been reading. Michelle took lots of pictures. My friends easily took to Michelle and John. It boggles my mind that Michelle and I first met in 1969, and when we see each other, our friendship never skips a beat. I love John and I love his patience with Michelle and me when we reminisce. Their visit was all too short but they’re off for the rest of their vacation, three more weeks on the road. They’ll make Bangor today.

I’m going to take it easy today and finish reading the Sunday papers I didn’t get to read between watching the flotilla and making the dinner preparations.

I’m back! My electricity went off, and I wondered if a giant rat had eaten all my wires, but I used my cell and called my friend down the street. He had none either. I could rest easily!

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23 Comments on ““I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.””

  1. Clare Stevens Says:

    Dinner last night was fantastic! Thanks Kat! And John did a great job of chopping etc. It was really fun to meet John & Michelle. I hope they come back to the Cape so we can get together again.

    • Kat Says:

      Thank you, Clare

      They really enjoyed meeting you as well. Michelle said she really liked my friends. I too hope they return. Who knows? They certainly travel around the country!

  2. Hedley Says:

    Welll, The Jubilee Concert is tonight but we have to wait until tomorrow to see it as ABC has exclusive rights – not sure that I can find a webcast but will give it a go.

    BUT from today’s Daily Telegraph comes this shocking and I mean mind blowing quote

    “What do we know about the Queen’s music taste? Well, recently it was revealed that Her Majesty is keen on the music of Leonard Cohen, or, at least, of the song Hallelujah. She has asked for it to be performed tonight. ”

    Damn ! there goes my CBE – all these years of trashing Lennie on KTCC and it turned out the Her Majesty is a fan. I dont think that an apology will work for this

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      My admiration for the Queen has risen and risen. The woman has an ear for good music! That is, of course, my of my all-time favorite Lennie tunes!

      Nope, an apology won’t go far enough!

  3. Hedley Says:

    Looks like there could be a listen


    Elton just announced he will do Crocodile Rock

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      The paper today had a list of the stars of the evening. I, for one, would love to see it!

  4. olof1 Says:

    I’m glad the day and dinner was a success 🙂
    Doesn’t it always feel like a good friends visits are too short? Perhaps it’s for the best after all, then we long for their next visit so much more 🙂

    We have much the same temperature here today, some sunshine and lots of rain. But the sun shone long enough to keep my cottage warm for the rest of the day and night.

    I hate it when the electricity just vanish and can’t see if my neighbors have the same problems 🙂 It happens rarely here though.

    Have a great day!

    • Kat Says:

      That visit was definitely far too short. They live a distance away so seeing each other is special!

      It is still raining. No sun at all today. It is still only 52°.

      Luckily I had my cell phone so I could call my friend’s cell phone to find out about his electricity. I was relieved to fins we all had lost it. It was only out a short time.

      Enjpy your evening!

  5. Birgit Says:

    Sounds like a perfect day with your friends!
    And like a kind of Beatles day 😉
    Come together, With a Little Help from My Friends, Michelle,
    The Ballad of John (and his wife), In my Life, Help,
    Got to Get You Into My Life, Yesterday, Her Majesty,
    Here,There and Everywhere, A Hard Day’s Night,
    Get back and of course Sgt.Curry’s …

    • Kat Says:

      I got a great laugh from your last song. There I was reading away thinking it was a great list ehn I read the last one!

  6. Hedley Says:

    Kat and im6 – listening to the concert, it can confirmed that it is THE 401K Jubilee show, time for Elton et al to park it. Since Garce Jones did appear in something very strange, and performed with a hula hoop, I kid you not, its time for this lot to pull up to the bumper

    • Kat Says:

      This lt only gets to shine once in a while, Who am I to begrudge? Where is lennie?

  7. Zoey & Me Says:

    I don’t believe “giant rat” if true, get to the gun shop. Did you get any of the concert for the Queen today? I think NPR is running the entire show later or on the weekend. I left a comment on today’s photo. It could really be a photo of my parents. I just had to LOL.

    • Kat Says:

      No Giant Rat so no need of a gun. I’d be afraid I’d shoot myself anyway.

      It was a great photo!

    • Hedley Says:

      Zoey and Me…ABC has the exclusive rights to the concert and it will be shown tomorrow night at 9.00 pm EST. I listened to it on BBC Radio 2 via that new fangled Internet thing. Prince Charles’ comments at the end were heartfelt and sincere.
      The procession to St Pauls will be breakfast viewing tomorrow

  8. Kat Says:

    My Dear Hedley,
    sadly, the Queen didn’t leave Lennie to all her KTCC subjects!

  9. Bill S. Says:

    I’m surprised she likes Lennie–I thought “Queen” might be her favorite group. As for the handbag, maybe she keeps cash and license in there, in case she needs ID for a boarding pass, or if she goes to a bar in Mass. and gets carded (it’s the law in Mass.–happened to me at the age of 60). And where does she keep her cell phone? (I wonder what her favorite ringtone is.)

    John and Michelle are not having good weather, going up the coast of Maine.

    • Kat Says:

      Ha! Queen-good one, Bill! I’m guessing her ringtone is either Hail to the Queen or All Hail Brittania.

      I can’t remember the last time I was carded here. Maybe you just had a suspicious look!

      Michelle and John didn’t have good weather here either-it rained every day.

  10. Ralph Says:

    Glad you and M&J had a good time together. John’s great to have around the kitchen, isn’t he? My love to all….

    • Kat Says:

      It was wonderful! John had me sit down with Michelle and off he went. I had already done the two appetizers, cut up the meal and added the herbs and such to it but that was it. John did the rest and then he and a few of my friends cleaned up.

      We went for a great ride and had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. They agreed!

      They’re off to Canada!

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