Last weekend found us out in Illinois, which is where TEO and TASiL attend school and are getting married. What is a wedding without a wedding shower right? And this one was great because I had nothing to do with the planning. I just had to show up.
My mother, Mimi, and TEO’s roomies did all the planning. That is the kind of party that I like. I just had to make some cookies…that saga will be for another post…and help with some of the last minute cooking and then do the whole mother of the bride thing.
Last minute cutting of bread for those little froufy sandwiches that are a part of wedding showers. Lots of crusts left. Mimi suggested that we could make a whole bunch of Egg in a Holes for breakfast.
I shot that thought right down I can tell you. Egg in a Hole is an invention of the devil sent to make sure that breakfast is made uneatable. I like eggs. I like toast. I don’t like them combined. Well, except in Egg Strada which has eggs and bread AND sausage in it. I will add that to the recipe list because I know you will like it.
Oh I love these things. They are called “salbutes” and I can only have them when The Chef makes them because it is a recipe that she cannot share. I know that she would if she could because she has given me a ton of other recipes like Jana’s Doo Dads. But this recipe is a secret and shall remain so.
First we ate. I don’t have a pictures of that because…..
I was eating. And chatting. And eating.
Then it was on to the party games.
Then it was on to gifts, gifts, gifts!
And then the lingerie began to appear. And there was a bunch of it.
TASiL, if you are reading this (I doubt it but just in case) don’t look at the next series of pictures.
And then HHBL bailed and went into the other room, mumbling something about not being able to watch his daughter receive lingerie.
But mostly it was the whole “daughter – lingerie” thing.
And of course, I was standing on a chair waiting for just the right picture. I did wait until Amy’s prayer was done.
But I have to be honest and say that it was because…….
I was using the “big” camera and that thing has a shutter noise that just can’t be hidden. Even I know that it might not be too cool to be snapping pictures while someone is praying for the bride to be who just happens to be your daughter.
I am smart like that.
And then we spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up all the food that was left over. That is one thing about when Mimi cooks. We ALWAYS make enough food to feed an army. The worst thing in the world would be to run out of food.
It hasn’t happened yet.
And it never will if she is cooking.