We celebrated Leigh’s birthday with a delicious supper at the ranch. In attendance were Sam, naturally, and Les Gilberts: Peggy and Jim. Mom made her favorite lamb recipe, Lamb Charmoula, which came from Epicurious years ago. The house was festively decorated for Christmas and the whole gang had a glorious time.
The birthday boy:
The mantle, all lit up:
The table is set with Mom’s Chistmas Spode. And this year’s addition to the collection: new Spode placemats.
The hostess with the mostess:
Welcome, Les Gilberts!
For hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, pickles, artichokes:
Peggy holds Srimp:
Time for supper. Jim and Mom:
Peggy and Srimp:
Greg and Leigh:
For supper, lamb chops, salad and rice:
And for dessert, a chocolate cake from Dider Dumas:
And once home, she was too cute not to snap:
Happy Birthday, Leighlo.