September 3, 2016
Last night we had our first "Dinner and a Dream" night. It was so much fun! We had eight guests for dinner, and many of the ladies had never met each other before. We all introduced ourselves and then we were served a fancy meal of Herb Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus, and Garden Salad. For dessert we had Chocolate Ganache Torte & Creme Brulee with Berries & Vanilla Tuile. Honestly, I didn't have any idea what "tuile" was until I realized it was a yummy whipped cream amazement.
I thought the place settings turned out so pretty. We made every guest a place mat and napkin for the meal, and then we made an identical one so everyone left with a set. And it's hard to see, but we made paper doilies from the Scan and Cut 2 for the table! Oh, and check out the flower vase, zinnias cut straight from my flower garden!
We were so lucky to have Katrina come and serve the meal to us. She was so kind to come help us out and we wouldn't have had such a great evening without her.
During dinner Mom showed off the features of the Brother Dream machine, and when everyone had finished, we went to work on our place mats and napkins. We used the brother Dream machine to embroider, and the brother VM5100 to stitch them up. (One guest was so impressed with that one that she took it home at the end of the night!) We used the beautiful rolled hem on the BERNINA L450 to make our napkins.
I didn't get a picture of the main course or of the ladies when they finished their place mats and napkins! I'm usually so camera ready but dropped the ball. It was a great night and we are looking forward to the next Dinner and a Dream on October 7th. All seats are taken on this one, but check back soon for a November and December date! We just have to coordinate with the chef-- who I think is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!