Category: Friends


The Day After

We had a quiet day today. Kathy and Steve left this morning – I forgot that Kathy likes to shop on the day after Thanksgiving. We really appreciated their company for Thanksgiving.

I said I would grab a photo of all of us, but that didn’t happen. I do have this photo from last year. We all look pretty similar, except we forgot to wear matching shirts this year..

I did get a photo of the delicious pumpkin pie before we cut into it last night:

And finally – photographic evidence of another milestone. Lou felt better today, and even made his own dinner of turkey sandwiches tonight.This is him smiling.

Kathy & Steve do Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Fortunately, we had invited Kathy & Steve a few weeks ago, and they accepted the challenge to celebrate Thanksgiving with us at the cabin. They were good sports and still came when the venue switched to Northport. They also took over all the cooking duties and prepared a feast.

Here are some photos from the evening. I will get a photo of Lou and I, and the four of us together, tomorrow.

The turkey was not the star of the show this year. Kathy did an excellent job cooking it, but it was caught in that awkward teenager stage. I picked a smaller 13 pound turkey; junior had a bony butt and wasn’t very plump. While he wasn’t a beauty, he tasted fine; he just was not very photogenic.

Kathy was the Chief Chef today, and Steve was her Sous Chef. I played an important role – I was responsible for the cranberry sauce (opened can), the vegetables (microwave), and the wine (asked Steve to open it). Lou supervised the prep for his famous turkey soup.

We ate in the sunroom so Lou didn’t have to move from his comfortable chair. Pie is still to come.

Thanks again, Kathy & Steve.

Tik Tok Pasta

Our friends are so hip. Kathy & Steve arrived today to save us from ourselves. Kathy brought dinner, and it was delicious. Tik Tok Pasta has spinach, cherry tomatoes (grown in Kathy’s garden), feta cheese and more . Funny – Lou saw our doctor today, and she suggested Lou start eating spinach to help get his iron level up.

Following the Tik Tok Pasta was another hit – a homemade apple tart – yum.

Thank you, Kathy, for sharing such a nice feast with us. Thank you, Steve, for helping with the clean-up. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Ninja Bouquet

When we looked outside yesterday, we found a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on the doorstep. Who was the secret admirer?

These are dahlias, and they are so beautiful, and interesting.

We suspected the identity of our ninja, and Lou was able to confirm – the flowers were from Joy. Dahlias just might be my favorite flowers! Thank you Joy and Pablo for sharing such beauty with us.

Saying Goodbye

Tom was packing up this morning, as he and Karen head out this morning to visit family in New York. Stitch was thinking about going with them:

We finished Tom & Karen’s visit with a meal enjoyed by all:

Thanks for a great visit, Karen & Tom!

New Restaurant…

Yesterday was a rainy day in the mountains. Karen & Tom went out for some shopping, and Lou and I lived our hermit life. As usual, when we have guests, we tend to eat well – very well. Last night was no exception. We tried a new-to-us restaurant in nearby Stratton. The Coplin Dinner House just reopened for the summer in late June. It is very popular and gets good ratings. We would see why.

The restaurant has an extensive menu, and the service was excellent. We chose different entrees, followed by a crab cake appetizer for Lou, and caesar salads for the rest of us. Our main courses included New Zealand lamb, osso buco, scallops carbonara, and twin lobster tails. All were very good. We definitely will be going back to the Coplin Dinner House. We did skip dessert, since Lou promised homemade grasshoppers at home (I was too stuffed from dinner to take photos.

We tried a few house specialty cocktails before dinner (a few meaning one each for all except Karen, who was our designated driver)

Tom deserves his own gallery …

Thank you, Coplin Dinner House, for a great meal and a nice evening.

Today, we head back to Northport, having enjoyed a pleasant visit to the cabin with the Christmas Tree.