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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday of Quotes... and gifts from above!

 Hello dear friends! What a great week I am having! First of all... let me share "the Quote of the Day"

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival."  - C. S. Lewis 

And on that same note and talking about friends... let me share about my day yesterday... Well... it turns out that I baked a chocolate cake for Father's Day on Saturday... I can't describe much of that cake right now because it's "June's Cake" for "The Cake Slice Bakers" and it's supposed to stay a secret until we all reveal our cakes in June 20th (so the name of the cake and the recipe will be revealed that day!) ... anyway... I made that cake thinking about sharing it in church on Sunday to celebrate all the father's ... long story short the cake was not eaten! There was a very low turn out in our lifegroup and the few people who were there didn't eat cake (it was probably to early in the morning) ... The cake looked great (well... you'll see when I can share about it and the pictures on the 20th) but it was pretty good... and I felt disappointed but I didn't want it to end up in the garbage... of course!

So... I posted an open invitation on FB for friends to join me to eat cake on MONDAY ... and that was a great idea! I had friends come early in the morning, we went to the pool, then we had lunch and at the end we ate the cake (their comments about the cake will be shared on my "cake post" on the 20th too) ...

My daughter (middle) and two of her friends who came over for cake
 Then another sweet friend Mrs. Diane who also stopped by for a slice of cake, she gave me an AMAZING GIFT... Well... look for yourself:

 You see that? It's a beautiful ROMERTOPF Clay Pot... when she told me she would give me something (she explained it was some clay dish) I thought I knew what she was talking about but when I saw it I was soooo shocked! This thing is beautiful!!! So I started to look it up online to see what I could make and it turns out that is such a neat thing to cook with (I mean... I immediately knew it would just by looking at it) but then I found GREAT info online....

So I can cook from a whole chicken in it to a delicious cobbler for dessert! It's pretty awesome... For first time use I made my own combination of ingredients and I am sooo happy with it...  it's kind of a Chicken with Rice and Vegetables Casserole! I'll share pictures and recipe tomorrow (after we try it)... I made it for today's lunch so... we'll be tasting it later but it looks pretty good!

So it was a great day all around! I am so blessed to have such great friends... they are truly a gift from above... and then they give me even additional gifts like a beautiful claypot! Thanks Ms. Diane! I love my pot!

 And thanks to my friends who stopped by for cake... The fun, company, conversations, sharing my food with you was just very special and made my day that much better! Thank you!

Finally, to end the day... God still kept pouring His blessings and gave me this beautiful sunset to look at (the only edition made to the picture was the frame and text but there's no enhancement, boosting of colors or anything like that)

I'll be sharing my "Clay Pot Recipes" as I cook! and don't think I've forgotten about the other recipes I owe you (the chocolate cupcakes with festive frosting and chicken tacos I made for hubby on Friday) that's all coming!

Have a great Tuesday! Go tell a friend how much his/her friendship means to you!

© Paloma K.


Diane said...

I am so blessed to have you as my new friend and glad that you are so happy with your new “Pot”. I look forward to tasting a “dish” or two. God Bless!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I can't wait for the clay pot recipes...with that said...sounds like you had an amazing Monday. Spontaneous get-togethers are my favorite :)

Anonymous said...

so glad you day turn out to be great.

Cucina49 said...

What a great-looking clay pot--and such a fun idea to invite friends over to eat cake with you!

Paloma said...

Thanks Diane, Bibi, Wendy and Krista! :) I love your comments!!!

Mothering From Scratch said...

{Melinda} Love how you turned your Sunday disappointment into a Monday blessing (time spent with friends!)

Paloma said...

Thank you Belinda! I love how things turned out! :) It was really great!