Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spontaneous Dinner with Guests


Some of life's happiest moments are unplanned.


Spontaneous dinner parties are among them.


The other night, rummaging around in the freezer, I found a kielbasa.  Now this spicy sausage is something that brings me back to childhood and my Polish grandparents. 


Luckily, I had cabbage in the veggie drawer, left over from making stuffed cabbages.


Because potatoes had been on sale, I had two bagfuls of those. 


So I popped the kielbasa into boiling water, chopped up the cabbage and put it into hot olive oil, and peeled the potatoes, quartered and boiled them.


Then, I washed and cut up three big fat green peppers and some onions and added them, too, to some hot oil in a frying pan.


Because the cabbage makes  the house kind of smelly, I lit a cinnamon orange candle in the hallway.


 Called my daughter and her husband.

 Would they like to come for a spontaneous Polish dinner?

Oh yes, they would, indeed.





Quick,  quick, quick, I set the table with yellow quilted place mats from the Christmas Tree Shops and plunked down blue cobalt plates.




Whoops! Dessert. Aha!  I quickly cut up half each of a  honeydew melon and a cantaloupe. 

In the middle went blackberries and raspberries.


I mixed a couple tablespoons of confectioners sugar with the same amount of boiling water and added some bottled lemon juice. Stirred well and poured over melon. 


 By this time, the kitchen was a little hot so on went the fan.




Before I knew it, the guests arrived, happy and hungry. 




The spontaneous dinner turned out to be a yummy success.

Joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, aptly named "A Delightsome Life." 

Go on over and read about so many wonderful recipes from other blogs.

DO YOU LIKE SPONTANEOUS DINNERS WITH GUESTS?

46 comments:

Joyful said...

How awesome that you had a spontaneous dinner party. I love the sausage and potatoes and those cobalt blue plates are fab!

Bookie said...

Sounds wonderful. Wish I could have come. Blue plates are great and with splash of yellow!

Nellie said...

How delicious this sounds!
These days, my husband and I frequently have leftovers for our dinner, so a spontaneous invitation to someone is a rare occurrence.
Love the fruit platter!

Susan said...

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by, you little sweeties. Love your visits.

I would like to sound out the welcome trumpets--tah tah tah tah tah TUM-- for two new Followers, bringing this blog's total to 296!

They are Chris from the lovely blog, chrisartist. She lives in South Launceston, Tasmania!


And also Jil from Say It With Roses, another beautiful blog. I don't know where Jil is from.

Welcome, Chris and Jil. Will absolutely LOVE having you both visit.

Everyone? Have a super day! Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those spur of the moment get togethers...sometimes they turn out better then planned events. Yummy looking food! hugs, Linda

diane.stetson said...

You'll have to have a give a way on your 300th blog follower Susan. I would have loved that dinner sans the kielbasa..ha but your settings looked wonderful. I NEVER entertain....just so you'll know..

Lady Linda said...

Well, what a yummy dinner you threw together! I am impressed. I'm not very good at spontaneous dinners. I wish I was better at it.
Love, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - wish you would have called me - I love that dinner and your was so pretty - that fruit. Yummy - glad you had the kids over. sandie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I never invite anyone over anymore because that means cleaning and with all the dust of late, I just can't keep up. Every time I wash the tablecloth on the dining table, it is filled with hair from Jingles. She sleeps on the dining chairs and the bench. Last time a friend came over and had corduroy pants on, she got up from the bench and her backside was covered with cat hair. Ugh! Luckily she was a very good friend and didn't mind. Ha! Love those cobalt blue plates. When I ate meat, I would slice smoked sausage, cabbage, onions and potatoes, layer them in a casserole dish, cover with foil and place in the oven. Was a favorite meal of hubby's. Have a great weekend. Tammy

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