Supper at mom’s house

April 5, 2015

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C and I drove across town to my mom’s beautiful house, to give her a hand hosting an Easter supper for ten friends.

Mom planned a traditional Czech supper of roast ducks with dumplings and poached pears, I love traditional food from my homeland.

I also love mom’s eclectic house full of wonderful collections gathered by her and my late father over years and years of world travel, including such anachronistic things as a life-sized carved Komodo dragon, a 17C dining room suite imported from a pub in England, 18C tapestries, French quilts, Waterford crystal, old Limoges china, an original Turner, and a large collection of my aunt Vera’s beautiful paintings.

We love mom’s friends, but when a bunch of doctors get together, parts of the conversation invariably turns to statistics, body parts and medical terms we don’t understand. But they’re all generous at explaining…in great detail! πŸ˜€

But we did have a terrific time and drove home quite late, under the full moon. πŸ˜€

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12 Comments

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks April 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Sounds like delicious fun! Happy Easter to you all.

    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Oh it was so good! I resolved to cook traditional Czech food more often. πŸ˜€ Not sure why I don’t already…except maybe because I don’t want to end up looking like a dumpling myself…lol.

  • Reply pieterbie April 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    that traditional dish sounds just wonderful. Beautiful home.

    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Pieter. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson April 6, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Looks like you had a lovely Easter, and your mom’s house is beautiful!

    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2015 at 7:02 am

      It really is Sharmon. It still has the leaded glass windows, mahogany panels and door frames and the old oak floors. Very much untouched since the 1920’s. I love it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Marlene Stephenson April 6, 2015 at 6:15 am

    It is nice to spend time with family.The house and all her collections were wonderful.Thank you for sharing with us Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Thank you so much Marlene. Mom’s house is a bit of a treasure trove. Wonderful for exploring. πŸ˜€

  • Reply cathy April 6, 2015 at 8:22 am

    glad you had such a wonderful day. We talked medical stuff from our jobs at the table with our kids while they were growing up. Ask us how many of our four went into medicine 0 ha but our middle daughter with her youngest in Kindergarden is now starting premed classes!!!!!

    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Oh did you…lol. πŸ˜€ The suppertime conversations round my childhood table usually centred around the patient on E-5 and how difficult he was to anaesthetize for mom and how difficult the operation was for dad. How lovely that your daughter is starting her premed. I’m not sure what other people do…you know, the ones who don’t have a Dr in the family. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Kelly Deal April 7, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Looks like a terrific time Veronica! Your Easter dinner sounded wonderful and I love that Komodo Dragon, so awesome! Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply daryledelstein April 8, 2015 at 4:31 am

    what a beautiful home and what a lovely dinner it looked to be

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