This morning, with the aid of SueW, I recovered the photographs for:
This afternoon Jackie drove me to Shelly and Ron’s for a lengthy family lunch. The three former Rivett sisters periodically convene for lunch or coffee and cake. This is affectionately termed a coven meeting. Today their three warlocks, Ron, Bill, and I, were included.
Our nephew Neil dropped in to see his parents and stayed to converse happily with the rest of us, before the three ladies returned from visiting their mother’s ashes plot with the customary Christmas wreath, delayed through illness.
Jackie contributed a large saucepan of beef in red wine; Shelly provided the vegetable dishes of tender green beans, broccoli, carrots, and Lyonnaise potatoes; Helen provided flavoursome cherry pie and pear and ginger flan, with custard or cream according to taste.
Hostess Shelly served Jackie’s beef in red wine;
we helped ourselves to the vegetables;
then tucked into our plentiful platefuls.
Helen then served desserts, after which we repaired to the sitting room for coffee, Cointreau, crossword, quiz, and congenial conversation.
That looks like a lovely family luncheon!
Thank you very much, Lavinia
My mouth is watering, Derrick! The meal looks delicious. Makes my bowl of tuna fish sound pretty sad. 🙂 I’m glad you had a nice time with your family.
Thank you so much, Jill
What a lovely family day! The food looks delicious.
Thank you very much, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
What an enjoyable family get together and lunch. the food looks and sounds delicious.
Thanks very much, Sue
I am only having a bowl of cereal for breakfast but your scrumptious feast has definitely initiated some hunger rumblings in my tummy Derrick …
What a wonderful meal!
Thank you very much, John
These are the sorts of witches that one wants to know.
Thank you very much, Tootlepedal
The photos you recovered are lovely, Derrick, and the food looks so delicious! ?
Thank you very much, John
You are welcome, sir. ?
Looks like someone’s cast a delicious spell.
Nice comment, Pat. Thanks very much
That’s my favorite type of meal. It looks like you had a most delicious repast!
Thanks very much, Doug.
Everything looks yummy, Derrick, and that’s coming from someone who just went out to dinner!
I hope yours was equally yummy, Barbara. Thank you very much
It was! 🙂
agree on yumminess of the meal shared with both the coven and the warlocks
Thank you very much, Catherine
That looks like an infinitely fulfilling family gathering. The Coven meeting, sisters, warlocks and plentiful platefuls have combined sweetly.
Thank you so much, Uma. Good to see you
What a bewitching time! 😉 😀
I’d have a scoop of everything! And then enjoy all the C and Q fun after eating! 🙂
Thanks very much, Carolyn X
Fantastic spread! My other half would’ve had cream and custard with his dessert.
Thanks very much, Sheree
The food looks divine, makes my mouth water. ‘Beef stew in red wine sauce’ is always a hit and so comforting during the cold winter months.
Thanks very much, Bridget
It’s wonderful you have Sue to help with the photo recovery.
Witches and warlocks–when gathering with loved ones over a splendid meal, once can definitely lose time like a spell has been cast. I was admiring the table with formal place settings, but homey and comfortable, too. I’m having my morning coffee now, and I wouldn’t mind a slice of that pie. ?
Thank you so much, Merril
A lovely day! Like Jackie and her sisters, my sisters and I are also referred (affectionately) as the three witches. Living as we do in Cornwall, Kent and the Highlands of Scotland, our opportunities for gathering as a coven are few. Perhaps we need broomsticks to make the traveling faster!
Maybe so, Sandra. Your meetings would have to be in Scotland. Thank you very much.
Quite the amazing feast!
From your added photos, all of which are outstanding, my favorites come from “Along St. Leonard’s Road”.
Thank you so much, GP
That is what I call beautiful Team-work… Looks scrumptious.. and delicious… <3
Thank you very much, Sue, X
Such a beautiful lunch!!!
Thank you very much, Luisa
Always welcome, dear Derrick?
What could be better than a coven gathering with a few warlocks thrown in? I have to say that Rivett is the perfect name for the sisters in the coven. The meal looks delicious.
Thank you so much, Laurie. Rivett apparently comes from the riveters who worked on the Knights’ shields
Wow! It’s so interesting how last names came to be. My family name was Meunier, which means miller in English.
Wonderful! And high marks for the extra effort extended toward alliteration at the end of the narration!
Thank you very much for the bonus marks, Ed
The dishes look fabulous, especially Jackie’s contribution.
Thank you very. much, Dolly
My pleasure, Derrick.
What a lovely gathering. The witches did a great job with the meal. I trust that the warlocks added a little something to the evening as well.
I hope so, Jodie. Thanks very much
Thanks very much, Donna
The “quiz” works in that string just fine. 🙂 I think the story that three sisters gather annually to share a meal is the stuff of storybooks. How lucky you all are. Especially that a nephew stopped by and decided to stay.
Thanks very much, Crystal. I’m pleased you noticed that
What a feast ?