It was just one treat after another for me yesterday!
As I was having my lunch, the doorbell rang. I opened the door...only to see the mailman making a hasty retreat. He normally drops the mail off in the rural mailbox at the road...but today's package was too big for the box, so he left it on my front porch.
Wahoo! That could only mean one thing...my grand prize mystery gift from Trish had arrived. Never mind lunch...I had a parcel to open. Normally I would have been thrilled to have the latest Martha Stewart Living to peruse...but today there were more exciting things. Trish put together an amazing give-away-basket to celebrate her 100th post at My Corner of the Universe...and I was the lucky winner. The parcel contained items which are a reflection of her...where she lives, things she likes, places she frequents and things she likes to do. I can't even begin to describe all that was in the mystery box...
...but will have many reminders of Trish as I work my way through the many items in this amazing gift. I saw hubby checking out the smoked salmon...so I don't expect it will be around for long! A big thanks to you, Trish...for your generosity in putting together this wonderful gift which is a reminder of your friendship.
In the afternoon, I prepared Betty's Farmer Sausage Quiche recipe from our new on-line cookbook...slipped it in the oven on 'delayed cook' and ran uptown to do errands.
What a surprise to meet Marg at the grocery store...and rather than stand in the freezer section and chat we moved over to Starbucks for a coffee. Virtual friendships are great...but how much better to sit face to face and chat (over a cup of coffee) on occasion? We always have much to talk about...some things haven't changed since juniour high!
The quiche was ready to serve when I walked in the door...a quick and yummy meal. It might be meant as a brunch dish...
...but add a salad and some bread and it's a great weekday supper.
So thanks to all of you my blogging friends for making my day...a surprise parcel from Trish...a Starbucks coffee compliments of Marg...and a wonderful new recipe from Betty. Life is good!