Whenever we visit our friends Jim and Dan, I make sure to remind at least one of them that I will one day figure out a way to make off with the magnificent cupboard that is the centerpiece of their kitchen.
It is an enormous thing, far too large for an average-sized room or home ... fully eight feet high and almost as wide, with a superb original painted finish in a fantastic, indescribable greenish-greyish-smoky ocher color. Those of us who paint furniture can only hope to create a surface with this much character.
For yesterday's luncheon, with 70 people in attendance, "my" cupboard held a secret (that you may have already noticed, since I neglected to close the cupboard's door before I snapped the lousy iPhone photo that began this post) ... the cupboard was completely chock-full of pies!
Jim makes a grand performance of having an unsuspecting first-time guest throw open the doors of the cupboard at the beginning of the entree course (yes, the luncheon is done in courses!). He does this to remind everyone to save room for dessert ... and what a dessert it was!!!
As we were preparing to leave, and were thanking Jim and Dan for their hospitality, Jim said the magic words ... "Would you like to take a Doggie Bag home with you?"
And we did!
Have a happy Sunday, Everyone.
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