Monday, October 08, 2007

2 Words: Empty House

*sigh* My fun weekend is over and I again have an empty house as I just brought Mo home from the AmTRAK station. I had such a wonderful time with Linda and Mo this weekend, that I really don't even know where to begin...Meeting Morgen was of course the highlight of the weekend-and adding Linda (who I've met twice before) just made it that much sweeter.

Friday afternoon Linda arrived and we drove up to Springfield, MA to pick Mo up at the train station. Immediately, it felt like we'd all been friends forever, and I for one, did not feel any of those awkward "I just met this person" moments. We came back to my house for a dinner of appetizers and laughter. On the menu: My famous Artichoke Dip (NOT asparagus, thankyouverymuch!), cheese and crackers, crab Rangoon and spanakopita. For dessert I tried a new recipe for Maple Creme Brulee, and seeing the two of them scarf it down, I knew it was a hit. We all stayed up for hours just chatting and laughing until we couldn't keep our eyes open any longer, and retired for the evening.

Saturday morning I made a breakfast of fresh Lemon Cake, Herbed Shirred Eggs and toast. Again, my heart leap with joy as both Linda and Mo expressed their approval. Cooking for my friends and family, as you all know, is one of my greatest joys in life, and being able to do so for these two special people was really a treat for me.

Our day was then spent in Essex CT, a small town near where I grew up known for being quaint and pretty. Afterwards, we took the ferry to Gillette Castle and took a very amusing TOUR, as we LEARNED alot about the ACTOR. Check out Linda's detailed and amusing account of our day by clicking HERE. (You'll understand the CAPITOLS if you read her) Speaking of capitols, on the way home we stopped in CT's capitol city and looked around the intricate capitol building, while Linda told us all about it as she recently took the tour.

I am sorry to report that I do not have gossip about these 2 lovely bloggers-as I know some of you were looking for dirt. What I can tell you about Linda, is that she is extremely funny and very smart-she seems to know everything about everything-and not in an annoying know-it-all kind of way.

After our long day, we headed home for dinner-which I was psyched about. I made Beef Wellies, mashed potatoes, garlic string beans and a madiera sauce. For dessert I had apple pie and bread pudding-neither of which came out to my liking, but I was assured that they were good.

Linda had to work the next day, and so she left Mo and I that night to head home. Sunday Mo and I went up to Rhode Island to Scarborough Beach and walked along the water watching little scuttle birds run from the waves and wind surfers do amazing tricks. Next, we ate at Iggy's Doughboys Clam Shack and moved onto the Point Judith Lighthouse where we learned that someone in the Coast Guard owed another guy $20. (I am sure that in a couple of days, Mo will have pictures if you'd like to stop by.)

Mo & I then made our way to Linda's house where we met the lovely and talented Amanda. She is a doll and just as funny as Linda is. I know she is going to hate this, but she's so cute!!! I loved her instantly. Linda, Mo and I headed to Mohegan Sun Casino for the penny tour (ha, ha, ha-pennies!) and a concert. We saw America, who honestly, I had no idea who they were until they started playing and then I recognized some of their songs.

Our night ended and Mo & I again left Linda to head home. We went to bed immediately after our long day and slept in late...

Now MoMo is on the train, and I again have an empty house...

There is no gossip about Mo either guys, I'm sorry. He's just as sweet and cute in real life and he is who he is on his blog-except in person it's ten times better because you're with him!

The only picture I have of this weekend is one I just stole off of Linda's site-this is Mo and I last night at the casino...

Mo promised me that I will get more pictures when he gets home-so I'll share them when I get them. Now, I am happy to have had a wonderful weekend, but sad that it is over...

23 comments:

C-Unit said...

I need one of those weekends!! Sounds like you had a blast!

Sarge Charlie said...

can i go along

Tom said...

Good to hear you had a fun weekend, Mags! Let me know when you're gonna be in Minnesota. Me and Rocket and (in particular) Brian have something for you!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh what fun y'all had! wish i was there too!

smiles, bee
xoxo

tegdirb92 said...

That sounds like an AWESOME weekend!! You can always tell when you have a good time when you miss them when they are gone. I love the picture of the two of you.

Here's to the many memories you made this past weekend.

Bridget

Marilyn said...

That's so cool... you guys look so happy.

Sounds like a great weekend... the food alone sounds perfect.

Linda said...

The food was PERFECT! The weekend was GREAT! I am wiped OUT! I can only imagine that you and Mo are even more so and hopefully he can actually sleep a bit on the train this time!

You are by far one of the nicest hostesses ever and I have never had so much good food in one weekend - it was all totally awesome and I don't know what was better - the artichoke (or was that asparagus?!) dip, the Maple Creme Brulee, the entire dinner on Saturday, or breakfast before that ... there was just so much good stuff and it was all so lovingly made that it made it even that much better. You are an amazing chef - just amazing!!

This was a wonderful weekend on all counts, the only bad thing was that I had to work, but even so - to have spent so much time with two such wonderful people was fantastic. Great idea, Mags!

As for Amanda, her response to being told you thought she was cute was "WHAT?" Apparently she took the tour at Gillette Castle, too!!

Thank you again for your generosity, your shared talents, and your friendship - you are an amazing woman!

Colette, aka Lil Sis said...

Glad you had a great weekend! =)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a great weekend. Sounds fantastic. :)

crazy working mom said...

Oh wow, I'm so happy for you all. I'm jealous that I missed out on your great food!! :(

I'm glad you guys had a good time.

Rocketstar said...

Sounds like you had fun.

Julie said...

Oh wow! I have a few blogger friends that I would love to meet too! What a wonderful time for all of you!

Kat said...

Yes there sure are some blogger friends I'd like to meet. I am happy to hear that you had such a fun weekend. Though I was drooling again as I read what you were cooking and envious of where you've been. I miss CT.

katherine. said...

by all accounts a good time was had by all!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! Its great that you guys got together! The food sounds fantastic...maple creme brule...spanakopita...beef wellington? YUM. btw- it was fun to hear you mention Pt Judith and Scarborough Beach...all places I used to go when I grew up in RI.

Mrs. OrioleGal9 said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend and definitely well deserved! I need to start looking at fares and get myself up to CT for some great cooking and the company of a great friend, but unfortunately it is going to have wait until after the holidays!

Miss ya Mags :-)

Bond said...

sounds like fun...come cook for me please

Brian in Mpls said...

That could have been me too..I was supposed to be there this week:( Unfortunatly the mortgage market has taken a dive and I am stuck here

Danielle A. said...

Looks like you guys had a great weekend! I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with Mo and Linda. :)

Desert Songbird said...

The food sounds divine (but what would anyone expect from a chef!). You and MO look great. I glad you had a wonderful time.

flipper said...

sounds likee a lot of fun. wish i was there for the dip lol!!!!

Travis said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

Mo said...

Oh, that was a FUN post, he said in his BEST castle tour guide VOICE.

The maple creme BRULEE was so awesome (notice how I go for the DESSERT first!)... but truly, Mags is a super duper CHEF and I was thrilled to get to sample her COOKING.

Thank you SO much, Mags!