Saturday, November 27, 2010

Luke 2

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.



Just a few reminders of what IT'S really all about!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Tea at the Adolphus

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”  Henry James, Portrait of a Lady


Assorted Teas

Rain Forest Matè  (We actually had African Amber)
Spice and fruit unite in this herbal mélange composed of energizing matè tea, mint, rose petals, apple, pineapple chunks, star anise, lemongrass and cloves that refresh and revitalize.

Orange Jasmine
Orange slices, jasmine blossoms and other fruits blended with Ceylon and China black teas. A dark, rich, spirited cup. Superb as a compliment to chocolate and cream based desserts.

Pear Caramel
Washington state pears blended with Ceylon and China black tea and sweet caramel.The perfect after dinner dessert tea or afternoon treat.

First Course
Deluxe Open Faced Finger Sandwiches
Smoked Turkey with Tarragon Dijonaise on Whole Wheat
English Cucumber with Boursin Cream Cheese on House Made White
Fresh Mozzarella with Vine Ripe Tomato, Balsamic Reduction and Fresh Basil
Curried Chicken Salad on Mini Croissant
Egg Salad on Brioche

Second Course
English Scones with Devonshire Cream and Marmalade
Tea Cookies, Strawberries


Third Course
Chef’s Selection of Assorted Miniature Pastries, Treats and Confections

Fourth Course
Assorted Chocolate Truffles

I can highly recommend the wonderfully elegant experience. Three friends and I treated another delightful lady to tea Saturday, November 6.  This friend has been such a benefactress to us all and greatly enriched our lives.  She is 80+ years young and continues to inspire us all to acheive more with our lives.

This was a wonderful two hours spent with loving friends, in a beautiful setting, enjoying each other, and absolutely delicious food.