Sunday, May 20, 2007

PreGraduation Florida Food Fest Party

That's my 5th cup of Minorcan Clam Chowder in my hand and I'm thinking about a sixth. I was just warming up for the real feast to begin.

It's important to pace yourself.

Friday night, we celebrated the two graduates, Corinne and Emma, with a wonderful relaxing party hosted by Corinne's parents. We filled their beautiful log home (see the BK Cypress link) with family, friends, and food. It was pretty wonderful.
To top it off we had perfect weather and no bugs!
After the wonderful food we toasted the graduates to be with a heartfelt poem Corinne's Mom wrote about the two best friends. It was amazing.
A digital presentation of pictures of our girls through their growing years completed the lumpinyourthroatiness feeling.Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

pablo said...

You look remarkably relaxed for this moment in your life.

Floridacracker said...

Pablo,
Cool under pressure.

roger said...

that's a mighty fine shirt on that handsome dad.

robin andrea said...

Looks like a great party! You do look relaxed, are you sure that's chowder in the cup?

Cathy said...

OK. How's Minorcan chowder different from New England? And like Robin - above - I'm thinking it may have a very special ingredient.

threecollie said...

Okay, what's in that chowder anyhow! You look awful happy...or could it be your wonderful family and fiends. Congrats to Emma and all.

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

It must be Florida, as most everybody appears to be wearing shorts and/or t-shirts.

Regardless of what the others say, I see a look on your face that says "I'm ready for a little vacation!"

kathy a said...

how lovely!

Floridacracker said...

roger,
thanks ... when in rome ...

Robin,
Just chowder, but it was pretty spicy and I did wash it down with a Landshark Lager.

Cathy,
The special ingredient and the main thing that makes it different is the datil peppers.
Do a blog search of Pure Florida for the recipe.

ThreeCollie,
I did have some reason to be gleefull after all!

Hal,
We are definitely the casual state.
Yes, I am ready, but it's really leave without pay.

Floridacracker said...

Kathy A,
It really was. The setting, the weather, the friends, the food.
It all came together.