Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I believe I once told you that, after struggling to create a veggie garden here for several years, I decided that the only thing better than growing your own food and raising chickens yourself, is having good friends who do, and who are happy to share their excess with you! Well, I've now decided that the same thing holds true when it comes to cooking, and that the only thing better than being a decent cook is having several foodie-finatics as friends. The Clines and the Bradshaws  (AKA Outdoor Man and Woman) are those friends - the ones who introduced us to Sunday evenings at Driftwood Vineyard, who put us onto that fabulous Farm To Table dinner at Cypress Falls a few weeks back, and the ones who had us squealing "YES!" to the opportunity to act as their guinea pigs when they did a test run for a dinner party they plan to offer as one of Wimberley Civic Club's Spring Events. 

I actually met the Clines through this very blog seven or eight years ago, when they were still living on Catalina Island and researching towns in the Texas Hill Country, where they hoped to move at a future date. Now that they are here and fully immersed in everything from the Emily Ann Theater to the Chamber of Commerce, they are the ones I go to, to find out what's going on!

Following is a sampling of what will be on their tapas-style menu, in case you want to sign up for it. But I gotta warn you, tickets are gonna go fast!

Grilled Beef Over Phenomenal Mac & Cheese
Sherri's Special Bruschetta
Seared Scallops Over Pan-Asian Risotto
Daughter Bella's Roasted Red Pepper Soup
As you can see, I'd already gobbled down most of the soup before I remembered to take a photo, and the dry-rubbed and glazed elk course was inhaled with nary a thought of snapping a pic!

The evening ended with a bang when new friend Diana decided to teach us her magic napkin-folding trick.

So, I guess it's true. It's not what you know. It's who you know!

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