Monday, December 24, 2012

The Dinner Club brunch

Let me set the scene.  Our dinner group has been together for about 20 years - to the best of everyone's recollection.  It has become increasingly difficult to find a Saturday evening when we're all available to strap on the feedbag so we opted for brunch yesterday - Sunday.  This event took place at Melissa and Richard's knockout house.  

We were supposed to come dressed comfortably.  Some came in festive duds (Paula and Tom) and others (Rian) took casual to a new high (or low?).

The bar was set up on the back porch where the beverages were sure to stay cool.  L to R:  Tom Hunter, Petey, Jim, Tom Richmond and Richard.

Joy was in the kitchen mixing up a "healthy" egg nog.  In case you're wondering, "healthy" means no booze.

Petey is getting his costume ready for later - you'll see.

Time to eat!  This was the Mojito fruit salad I brought.

I didn't eat any of this bread but I believe someone said it was banana nut.

French toast casserole.

Sausage/egg casserole.

Yogurt/granola yumminess topped with pomegranate seeds.

Shrimp and grits, y'all.

Now for the entertainment portion of the morning/afternoon.

I could give you all the time in the world and you'd never guess what we were doing.  Right?

We did the "12 Birds of Christmas."  We each made a bird beak and decorated however we pleased.  The list of of birds was fashioned by Melissa and we picked the ones that "spoke" to us.

Then we all lined up and sang the song and had to demonstrate, by sound, what our "bird" sounded like.

The performance was captured on video but don't look for it on YouTube.  Some people refused to sign the release.

This is our hostess, Melissa.  Her partner in crime, Richard, is three pictures up - looks like a demented unicorn.  They are the epitome of what gracious hosts should be.


  1. Recently started a Supper Club Ellen and I am hoping that we can stay together 20+ years!

    1. We have had a blast together all these years. The theme dinners with costumes will go down in history.

    2. Looks like a great bunch of fun. Laughing is what makes the world go round, and I bet you had plenty of it!