Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our Fabulous Night Out & Country Charm (CHF Make a Scene)

Scene's From Our Night Out Last Night

Sexton's Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin
Jake ordered this fabulous dish last night at our Big Night Out!
Everything on this plate is from the La Grande Farmers' Market.
I had the Lamb Kielbasa, Dick had the Lamb Shank
and Sami had the Pasture Poultry Chicken.
Yes. All from Sexton Ranches!
Yeah for Foley Station!
Our total bill was $155 for four.
Normally, we would not be able to afford this.
Normally, we would tell the kids to eat something less expensive.
And, normally, we just would have stayed home due to being tired (me),
sore (Dick's Bad Back), or sick (Jake suffered a horrid bought of stomach flu).
But, we could not pass up this splendid table.

Last Night was Special.
It was time to support one of our regular customers,
and support the La Grande Farmers Market.
Everyone Wins!!!

The Appetizer
Sexton Ranches Lamb Linquisa Sausage with Feta Cheese
and tomatoes, stuffed into a Portabello Mushroom!
We all loved this one!
We also shared two wonderful salads, one number with cherries,
and another with lots of tasty tomatoes, a tomotillo vinaigrette and kalamatta olives.
The second salad was inhailed by our children!

Dick and I also had an Oregon Merlot
The kids had tasty concoctions
(Sami accidently shared her drink with Jake,
and she got to have the same horrid stomach illness earlier today).

This was the BEST dinner we have ever had out.
Jake kept saying he wanted to hug someone!!
I have never seen such dining bliss on that boy.
I need some cooking lessons from Merlyn!!!

We kept thinking it would have been so cool
if Aunt Alice and Uncle John could have been with us.
THIS would have knocked their socks off!!!


So, after last night's dining experience, it was a slow slow morning.

The Kids Biking
I decided to walk.

A Little Peace and Quiet
After such a whirlwind of a week,
it sure was nice to just hang back!

My Entry for the CHF Summer Challenge Week #4 - Make A Scene
I used the Rummage Bin 'Primitive Beginnings' Set.
Today is my play day.
Between the kids interrupting me, and my husband wanting to know
where lunch was, I managed to get 'something' done!

I'll spare you the other attempts I made.
They all involved masking on one sheet of paper.
The first was my 'draft'.
Then, after cutting out all my masks and stamping the various layers,
I 'had it' going so well until I repositioned one dang stamp!
And ruined my scene!

And that's just the way it is!


Suzanne C said...

Love it! Great scene and the shadows are perfect. Dinner looked scrumptious!

Guy Magallanes said...

I love the card you made! The colors and the shading - Bee-u-tee-full! I think Jake is going to love cooking, and wanting to make everyone's mouth want to sing. Some of my most memorable experiences revolved around food! Dang I'm gettin' hungry just thinking about it.

ScrappyPam said...

Your dinner sounds positively yummy! Hope the kids feel better soon!!

Karen said...

Too cool that you and the family got to go out for such a nice meal and support yourselves, a local business, and a customer at the same time......and then blog it!!!!! Not too cool for poor Sammy. And a few minutes of silence....ahhhh....I'm soaking it in and its not even my own silence!!! ;-) Andi, that card is seriously one of my favorites of yours!! I love the mist or fog coming in over the moon and that its personal to you with the sheep. Its perfect! :>

Karen said...

Whoops! I mean, Sami! And I hope she feels better! :>

Tami B. said...

So happy for you that you had a yummy night out. I almost drooled on myself. Your card is fantastic. I have a rough time with those scene things, no patience. You rocked it.

Anne said...

Hi, Andi! What a fabulous meal you had! I love that you are supporting those who support you. That is a fabulous philosophy! Super cute card! :-)

Diana said...

Looks yummy. Darling card

glitzen said...

dinner sounded FAB! Wow! You are making me hungry.

Sweet Blessings said...

So HAPPY that the family got to enjoy a perfect night out...and that all the food came from hard-working GREAT people (especially, the meats :D) So, praying that little evening gets to repeat itself over & over this year! Sweet blessings!

P.S. Love you are so gifted! And, also praying everyone in your house is restored to good health soon!

Kelly Booth said...

Looks like your dinner was YUMMY....I Love the card you made too such a great scene....

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh what a wonderful night out. A great meal and a special way to give back. I love this entire "scene." I think you're right, too. What a treat for Auntie Alice and Uncle John. I think they'd love everything about a visit to the Ranch quite frankly. Actually, I would, too! Family gatherings of Love, *karendianne.

Sharon Harnist said...

This card is gorgeous, Andi!