I got a phone call a few days ago, Mom asking if we had an open evening for her and Dad to host a feast. Told her we could certainly open a slot up for them. Now, that is carrying things a bit far- a 5 hour drive to host a feast! But Dad has taken 5 deer this fall and he was wanting to share- an event we were all very supportive of! Our freezer is now well stocked. So they drove up late Wednesday, their feast was Thursday night, and they left this morning. Follow that? A short visit, but very sweet.
Mom and Dad had a cranberry theme. The table was beautifully set with all kinds of greenery from their place, and a row of cranberry votives. She had fancy paper plates so that cleanup would be a breeze- smart lady! Cranberry chicken, cranberry jello salad, cranberry gingerale, cranberry relish, cranberry muffins... and tater tots and baked beans. For dessert she had a cherry chocolate cake- which was cranberry colored, and an apple cake. We all needed to be rolled away from the table! It was soooo good.
It was very sweet of them to make William and I the guests of honor- even placing tinsel crowns on our heads and providing horns for the children to blow. Dad gave us a very kind and generous tribute and stressed to the children what good parents they have and how they should value us and appreciate us. I think we must have blushed 10 shades of red...er, cranberry. We were really touched by their thoughtfulness. It was a wonderful time together and they are gone too soon.