It was the third Tuesday
"Lunch Bunch Day"
And we had to miss February
for I was gone
It was fun to get together again
And get caught up
for it was two month since our last luncheon
The table set in the dining room
As was our custom this winter . . .
the plants had taken over the breakfast room
And since it was an "Italian" lunch
Each place was set with Spode Blue "Italian"
Brought home from Venice
some lovely embroidered luncheon napkins
And matching tablecloth
The embroidery is superb
And there is nothing like Italian linen!
When I set a table for four I like to do
two by two
And at each place was my gift from our trip
A garlic ceramic garlic grater
And, of course, there was a menu
Salad, in the Italian manor, as we often had when we were in Italy
Pasta carbonara -- with a grating of fresh Parmesan cheese
And from one of our Italian souvenirs
A package of real Italian lady fingers or Savolardi
Brought home from Italy in our luggage
The only food we did bring home
Made a great tiramisu
Served with Italian roast coffee made extra strong
And served in little cups
It was great to get together again, get caught up on everyone's happenings while I was gone
And to tell a little bit about our trip