I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date…….. This week I have been like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, always running just a little bit behind no matter how much I am hurrying.
Now after an hour of hand to hand combat, I type this with one baby sleeping on my lap and the other “resting” in her crib. Strike that she escaped and is climbing all over me.
I was in fact late for Tuesday dinner this week and was assured I missed all the good conversation. For dinner, we had Buttermilk bread, homemade chicken strips (the recipe is an invention of my Dad’s), baked macaroni and cheese and peas. For dessert, there was Hot Fudge Pudding cake.
In attendance, there were eight adults, one tween, a toddler and a baby.
The conversation went something along these lines:
How much chicken would you like?
It doesn’t matter, just pile it up for me!
I got pictures of the food for you.
Uh oh, quick let’s go!!
Yea!!!! Good job! (all you adults out there that have done potty training I am sure you can relate and all at the table participated in congratulations of such an accomplishment)
We have a celebrity in our midst
We do? Who is that?
Nikki, she won a logo design contest for one of Detroit’s National Philanthropy Day Dinner.
That’s great!! Congratulations!!
I think the baby is hungry.
Oh good she is eating! (she had not been feeling well)
So, what is your baby’s name going to be? Has any one guessed yet?
No one has guessed it yet. I will give you the same clues I gave my co-workers.
It is a classic name. It will not start with a ‘C’ or a ‘D’.
No, but that is pretty.
Is it more Eastern or Western?
Western. The way I came up with this name, was I met a lady in Amsterdam and ened up spending some time with her. I just thought she had the most beautiful name. She was origionally from California.
When I was pregnent I had Persephone and Caeleigh on my list but Lee couldn’t spell those, so I had to take them off.
(And the guessing went on and on and on.)
How did you come up with Elizabeth again?
It’s John’s Grandmother’s name.
Is that Hot Fudge Pudding Cake?!?
Yes it is.
You know that was almost my choice for bithday dessert?
Well it is delicious..
Yes, but it is quite a long way from Black Forest Cake.
You know, I am not even sure I remember how to make the Black Forest Cake, I just got lucky it turned out I guess.
It was amazing though! This pudding cake is a close second.
Why is the whipped cream melting so fast!
It’s because it’s cream from Sugar Dot’s milk. There aren’t any stablaizers in it.
Look at you talking all chef-y. No stabalizers in the whipped cream.
Hey, when you break out like I do from eating whipping cream from the store you pay attention.
It is like my egg allergy, what ever is in the commerical eggs or the feed they use makes me sick, but I can eat farm eggs.
I agree, its just the funny little changes that can cause problems.
It is delcious.
Didn’t you have to leave?
Are you trying to kick me out?
(Smirk) You said you had to leave early tonight.
I did, at 7:30.
So which villan did every one else pick?
I don’t know, I didn’t ask anyone else, I was just thinking of you.
I didn’t mean to offend you!
So who was your favorite villian?
HAHA! Those are who we picked.
And honestly everyone, that is about all I can remember about the conversation at this point! Here is hoping next week is a little more time friendly!