The dress-up meeting is at my house on Saturday, which has now inspired me to bring out my grandmother's beautiful china, with luncheon plates and to create a luncheon menu of the past. That has led me to go through "old" recipes, so I'm thumbing through my mother's recipe book. I know it is efficient to have everything on the computer, but it is not the same as seeing handwriting of the past, yellowed paper, food stains and reminders of doctor appointments from long ago tucked inbetween recipes that often are richer than we tend to eat today.
I remember that my grandmother served chicken salad at her bridge luncheons, so that is a given, as is her rusk pudding. I'm thinking I might make homemade rolls, and then, divert a bit with heirloom tomatoes with mozarella cheese and pesto on top. I wouldn't want to be too traditional since we will be so fashionably dressed. I also re-visited photos from my book group's two trips to England together. I think those must be on display too. I hadn't expected today to be a day of looking back, but some hours have passed with loving, lovely memories of the past.