|bruschetta (photo taken by oldest son)|
|Youngest son...waiting for the visitors to arrive!|
Well, it wasn't a visit from royalty...but it was an eagerly anticipated visit nonetheless. We were preparing to host Anneliese, a friend from Canada whom I knew only from blogging and emailing. More about that here. She and Lovella, who blogs here, traveled together on a book tour to promote this cookbook: Mennonite Girls Can Cook. They both came to our house last weekend for dinner.
Yes, that's right....the authors of a cookbook came to my house for dinner...only slightly intimidating! But Anneliese told me "not to fuss", but of course I fussed! If I don't bring out the good plates and fancy glasses for them, just exactly what event am I holding out for?
My family was all excited to meet these ladies. I had met Anneliese and Lovella already the night before our dinner, so I was now eager for my family to meet them as well. It's kind of a difficult concept to explain...yeah, see I met these people on the internet, and they seem really nice, so why don't we invite perfect strangers into our home?
As it turns out, we have made friends for life in these two women. Wow, what a fun and wonderful time we had with them. So fun, in fact, that we decided to go out with them again the next night as well! They had a book signing at Barnes & Noble that we attended.
Anneliese and Lovella, you weren't here nearly long enough for my liking. But I am grateful for the short time we had together this past weekend. A suspicion that I had was confirmed. Yes, it's true, we would be friends if we lived closer. But since we don't, we will continue to be friends across the miles, and I'll be forever grateful that a google search for "Russian Mennonite recipes" several years ago led me to you!