Eastern Fall Cure: Throwing a Party

Week Eight - Weekend

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The final meal and table. More pics below the jump...
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Okay, so it's Saturday and we're finishing off our Cure (even though we haven't done as much as all of you), with a dinner party tonight for some new friends. They're coming at 4pm (early, because they have a small child too), Sara's been cooking all day and I'm doing the table. I'm going to document the whole thing as best I can...

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Prepping for the dinner party tonight.

1. Sara Kate invited our friends last week, and also started cooking on Thursday after we'd had an amazing dinner at a local restaurant. We had a wrapped pork loin (in bacon) and the chef (who she spoke to afterwards) told her he wraps the pork two days ahead of time. So she did.

2. My inspiration for the table is to a. use it as an excuse to clean up the downstairs and b. use shells from the beach, which I found this morning on our walk (we're not in the city, but at my family's house on Springs).

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- Our dining table in typical fashion: covered in crap after breakfast....

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- Went shopping and stopped by the beach. Cold but nice. Found these big shells and thought to use them for candleholders tonight.

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Washed them and set them out to dry.

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- Also picked up some nice wine from our favorite wine shop in town. The aglianico is recommended for the pork that Sara's making.

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- Sara stirring and cooking down thin slices of onion.

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- After she'd peeled the roast beets. Lovely color.

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- The table a few hours later. Clear and ready for setting... the sun is fading fast!

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- dinner table is ready (we're, however, cooked, our lovely guests have just left and we're needing to go to bed. It's 11pm.

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EAST CURE FALL POST 2008 INDEX ---------------------------------------------

Week 8 - Throwing a Party!
Week 7 - Weekend
Week 7 - Sacred Space
Week 6 - Weekend
Week 6 - Light Therapy
Week 5 - Weekend
Week 5 - Retail Therapy
Week 4 - Weekend
Week 4 - Retail Therapy
Week 3 - Weekend
Week 3 - The Landing Strip
Week 2 - Weekend
Week 2 - Clearing the Path
Week 1 - Weekend
Week 1 - Creating Your Vision
Getting Oriented - Weekend
Getting Oriented - Week 0
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