Colleen entertained us for the 3rd buffet in a week. She seems to entertain so effortlessly. Erin walked over by herself with Clark and I following about 20 min later with the turkey and vegetables and some other vegan food. Michelle, the au pair and a vegan, arrived with Steve and kids.
It turns out Michelle doesn’t eat cooked veggies (which I had just tossed in oil and baked),,, just raw food: fruits, vegetables, and chia seeds for omega 3s. I had some dates rolled in honey and ground almonds which she politely had 1 of.
Colleen had meatballs, a scallop on pastry combination, and Shepard’s pie made with corned beef and colcannon potatoes. Erin furnished an apple-berry pie from Apple Hill.
After dinner Paco, Deke, Michelle,and I played Sorry which Steve had brought from Davis, but which Deke knew all about how to play. It was a slightly different version from what I had played as a child. Tommy was Deke’s assistant and he lasted for about the first 45 min, then went off to play with Colleen, who can’t tolerate Sorry.
Wheeler had been with Michael, his Dad. Michael is 6 ft 3 and Wheeler is a couple of inches taller. Once Wheeler was there, we took a family picture missing Brandon and family who were at LIsa’s family’s. First, Deke was using Colleen’s camera and the lens was cloudy so he got a different lens and then the battery went out. Then Deke switched to his own camera. Michelle showed a lot of creativity and youthful dexterity taking pictures from a chair, etc.
Erin went back to Davis tonight with Steve and the boys, with Michelle driving. So, I may not have any news for a blog tomorrow.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all our blog readers.