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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, August 31, 2009

made merry

to my surprise...dh brought home some wonderful goodies for a mid~day meal. garlic bread...an assortment of cheeses...clos de bois...bruschetta...kalamata olive tapenade...maille corninchons(french style gherkins w/pearl onions.)



roasted garlic and fig spread...capers...a beautiful bouquet from the farmer's market...sparkling french limonade...


...so we ate....drank....and made merry. it was a lovely surprise and very romantic.



17 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

That was sweet of him. A very nice impromptu lunch. We have a new store in the area with a wonderful assortment of cheeses. Becoming one of my favorite places;)
Marnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet, Marmie. That is just so nice!!! Now--all you needed was a picnic basket, a plaid tablecloth to sit on, and a place under the trees to sit and eat/drink that delicious lunch!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

Wow, how sweet of him! He's such a romantic! I think my honey needs to take some lessons from him Marmee!

marmee said...

marnie,

he never stops amazing me...i was so happily surprised. i almost called this post "an impromptu surprise." so funny that you would use that word. i love having a great assortment of cheeses, trying them with different things...i found the perfect combination...pepperdew cheese, garlic and fig spread on a thin peppered rice cracker. try it...you'll be pleasantly surprised.
happy last day of august.

marmee said...

betsy,

my dh is a very sweet man...he is always thinking up new ways to do something nice for me. we did say at the end of our lunch, "it would have been great as a picnic."
enjoy the last day of august.

marmee said...

susie,


lessons start immediately...at my house...we are the first one on the right. lol. dh has always been the romantic which suits me well seeing as i am one myself.
can you believe august is over...happy august.

Cheryl said...

Dh is a lovely man and I know that you appreciate him....

That Marmee is my sort of food.....I was dribbling as I was reading....your dh has wonderful taste......

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee......just read your offer of emailing header, so very grateful I shall print it off and frame it and hang it in my sitting room. I really do love the composition.....I am so excited.....I shall shop for a frame at some point. Thank you so very much....

Cheryl@iconism.net

Darla said...

Doesn't that make you feel special?

Lola said...

What a lovely surprise. A dream come true. The ideal life.

marmee said...

cheryl,

i really do appreciate a man like my dh...it is so nice to be truly loved. i love having those types of lunches or dinners...they are light but oh soooooooooooo good.
already emailed you...hope you enjoy the photo.


darla,
you know it...i know you have a wonderful thoughtful hubby too. mine has been around for more than20 years and still it's new and fresh.

marmee said...

lola,

we have not always had the ideal life but i sure like it a lot better this way...lol. my dreams do come true.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Well, he is just a keeper now isn't he? That is a really cute post!

Thank you Marmie for the prayers last week. We had one of the best times I have ever had in my life on that mountain hike. We were told we passed 3 bee hives that were right next to the trail we were on...None of us even saw them-God is amazing!

Have a wonderful week,

Robin~♥

Meems said...

Oh, those mid-day capers... you just never know ... looks scrumptious. :-)
Meems

Racquel said...

What a delicious sounding spread. Nice hubby! :)

amanda said...

Oh, Marmee! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing a bit of the romance from your home!!! You are one lucky girl!

Much love,
amanda:)

marmee said...

robin, meems, racquel, and amanda...i am one blessed woman...thanks for joining me.