Season Closer

May 16th

Mexican meatloaf

Last night was the final community dinner of the Spring season. I hope to resume in the Fall when I’m in a new, larger house where half the crowd doesn’t have to sit outside on the patio furniture.

disappearing mexican meatloaf

We had my mom’s Mexican meatloaf. I added a layer of Hatch chiles through the center and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thrilled to have leftovers for this weekend. A cold meatloaf sandwich is pretty close culinary heaven in my book, and no I do not have a mullet.

buttermilk biscuits
steamed veggies

We also had buttermilk biscuits (which I added way too much baking powder to on accident. Woopsie. Baking power does not equal baking soda), steamed veggies, salad, strawberry pie and chocolate chip cookies.

My friend Spence
community dinner crowd, may 15

Spence entertains the crowd. This summer will be his 30th trip to Africa.
There was a steady flow of beer and wine and Spence — my friend from Colorado who is also my Africa travel saint for this summer — brought his iPod with a pretty incredible collection of jazz. It was a lovely night!

a dash of summer


P.S. If you have t-shirts you’d like to mail for the Peace t-shirt project, please do! There is still plenty of room. Thanks again!

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13 Responses

  1. Well, you know that your mama’s Mexican Meatloaf recipe is a fave among my fam! 🙂 So tasty! And, whoa that strawberry pie looks like heaven.

  2. Sad i missed the meal and Spence. Looks like i missed a good one.

    I have like 4,000 shirts you could take. Let me know if you’re interested in a few.

  3. Oh, I’m glad you mentioned the shirts – I’d still like to get one off to you if you have room…so you think you do?

  4. Is that water I see behind Spencer’s shoulder? Bless him from all of us that you get to go!

    My shirts should be there by Monday, Tuesday at the latest per my postal sweetie.

    I can’t wait to try your mommy’s mexican meatloaf.

    And I can’t wait to see what you post along the way on your travels.

  5. I’m jealous of your community dinners! They always look so yummy and I bet the company is pretty nice too.

  6. We LOVE meatloaf at my house and we don’t have mullets either. haha

  7. It’s amazing how the best things in life are the simplest, a night with friends, good food and wine, nice music and conversation. Such good memories for the time ahead.

  8. The meatloaf looks yummy. I’d make it if it wasn’t so stinkin’ hot here!

    Shirts should be there by Wednesday.

  9. That meatloaf looks amazing; I am going to have to try it this summer..

  10. Our t-shirt will be on it’s way on Monday. Can’t wait to hear about your travels this summer.
    Take care,
    Sara S.

  11. Piecake May 18, 2008

    My t-shirts should be in the mail shortly. I’ve just about finished unpacking and finally have time to focus on other stuff! I’m so glad there is still space.

  12. Cricket May 24, 2008

    Can you pop me your address so I can sent those t-shirts? (If there is still time, that is!) Thanks!