Good Evening there dear hearts..
Here we are another Friday night..
And another Date Night..
I wonder how many of these Terry and I have had..
In just another month or two we will be married 43 years..
That is older then a lot of you sweet girls, eh?
I could not sleep the other night and I was remembering some of those early days when there was just him and I..
We were just a couple of kids..
We had moved to St. John and did not know hardly anyone..
We only had each other for a bit..
Friday night was special even then..
He worked away most weeks in those early days and came home on Friday night..
I would try to have a nice meal ...
I had the most lovely gas stove..
It was yellow and had a grill in the middle...
It was the best stove that I have ever had..
I wish I still had it.. smile..
The other night as I lay thinking about those days I tried to remember my dishes and I couldn't ..
My pots and pans were avocado color (it was the seventies..grin)
My aunt and uncle gave us a lovely rose set of flatware...
But I can't remember my dishes nor can Terry..
We both remember the ones that his dear aunt gave us for special but not our everyday ones..
Our memory is not what it used to be..
We went to Sussex today and did our grocery shopping..
It was fun as we kept meeting people we know and love..
We decided we would buy a steak and make supper here at home rather then eat out..
I set the table with the little set I found at the Thrift store the other day..
I so love them..
And the lovely place mats..
They have sort of a French Linen look, eh?
Terry and I now use Martha Steward's cutlery..
A Christmas gift from him several years ago..
And the little napkin rings that my friend Dawn gave me many years ago..
The cloth napkins have a "H" embroidered on them..
Terry has decided that I have finally learned how to cook a perfect steak..
Finally, after viewing so many cooking shows I think I have conquered it.. smile..
Creamy mashed potatoes and lemon buttered broccoli ...
All finished up with ....
Homemade Apple Pie..
The steak cost $3.00 so I think it was much cheaper to eat at home..
It is nice to go out, of course but it is lovely to do something a little special at home sometimes..
Today the dear man bought me two herbs in pots ..
Basil and Thyme...
Each time we go I hope to get one or two and get my window sill full for the Winter..
Do you girls have herbs growing ?
I started some spouts, too the other day..
Have you started any yet?
I hope you enjoyed the wee trip down memory lane with me.. smile..
We have come a long way down the road so every Date night is another blessing from the Lord..
He is over on the couch eating peanuts and I am on the lazy boy chatting with you girls..
It is precious just being here in the lamp light together..
God is good and we are blessed..
Take care and have an awesome weekend, my friends..