One Fire, One Broken Chair, Lots of Great Conversation

Community Dinner: 11-07-08

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King Ranch Chicken
King Ranch Chicken
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Cornbread and black bean casserole
Cornbread and black bean casserole
That candle later caused a fire.

{This candle would later cause a small house fire. Thankfully I had a firefighter’s wife on hand to put it out and mop the floor in the process. Phew.}

The fire
The fire -- thank God for Amanda
Chips and salsa
Eliza and Ryan
Elaina and Spence
The Gang gets together to grub
Tyson gets seconds (thirds?)

15+ came, there was plenty of food, and thank goodness — no major fire damage.
Three cheers for community dinner and the new casserole cookbook!


P.S. Nanoblogmo — you can kiss my … blog. I’m going to DC for the weekend to attend the national green festival and you can’t tether me! No you can’t! Okay, maybe you can. But no promises. Two posts today = no post tomorrow when I’m traveling.
xoxo -kelli

25 Replies to “One Fire, One Broken Chair, Lots of Great Conversation”

  1. Ack, a house fire! I’m glad no one was hurt and that everyone had a great time. I hope you do the same in DC–let me know if you plan to poke around in Arlington at all; that’s where I live!

  2. Great turnout! The photos look fabulous! Mmmm…good food!! A fire!?! Oh my. Glad it was minimal. That sure must have added excitement to the evening. Have fun in D.C. Take lots of photos. Love that city!

  3. Yay for community dinners..but oh my gosh, I’m so glad nothing was badly damaged by the fire..that’s a very dramatic post title you’ve got up there..have fun in DC!!

  4. Looks like another memorable community dinner!! Wish there was a way to have a virtual community dinner so all of us could attend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend in DC, can’t wait to hear all about it.

  5. You’ve outdone me. We never had a fire, I’ll have to double check but I’m pretty sure. We did have other adventures, cuts, burns, etc.

  6. I’ve been to the DC event twice and the SF one twice. The next one to conquer is the one here in Chicago. You’ll love it! Too bad I’m not going to the one in DC, we could’ve met up.

  7. Have fun in DC and the event. Sound slike a great time. Your dinner looked great — what was the casserole? Here’s to other types of excitement at your gar=therings other than house fires! Take good care.

  8. Way to stand up to the Nablopomo. I succumbed to the pressure last year and feel so free this year. Then again, I’m coasting on about 10 posts a year so there’s not much there there.

    I figure it’s not a good party if something doesn’t get broken. Congratulations!

  9. You gotta watch those candles, I tell ya – I had something similar happen last Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad all turned out well. Yummy food, as always, looks like…

  10. Your community dinners are certainly giving you some great memories! (Sounds right up there with the time some wrapping paper caught fire on a candle at Xmas with my in-laws and I ran outside with it – burning in my hand – to stomp it out in the snow!)

  11. Looks like one and all had lots of fun:) Congrats on these community dinners. Do you have a particular group you invite or different people each time?

    Have fun this weekend in DC:) I live nearby and wish I was going to be around as I would love to meet you. However we have a two-day assembly in Pennsylvania this weekend. Oh well next time.

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