Last Friday the women in my family hosted the women from dear family friends for a celebration of life. Jenny is having a baby, and we are so happy for her! It will be the first grandbaby in their family, and first great grandbaby as well. What joy! Candace was the brainstorm behind the event, with a twist on a nursery rhyme game that I’m certain has never been done before. We all had a wonderful time.
Our dinner was delicious. The menu conceived by the party planner and food produced by my wonderful daughters and daughter-in-law. My assignment was vegetable kabobs. I found this site helpful for determining how long to blanch some vegetables before grilling. When I chose my vegetables, I made certain that they would need the same amount of time on the grill—some I did have to pre cook (the sweet potatoes I baked in the oven for 20 minutes), others I blanched. It was lovely to have all the vegetables done just right. And the flavor on them was really quite delicious. I didn’t think to pass the remaining marinade with the kabobs until the very end, but I will not forget again. It was tangy and perfect, so much so we had kabob's again on Sunday, this time with chicken.
We're all waiting to hear the news of the new arrival. How do you celebrate a new baby coming to your family?
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