Sometimes there’s nothing more special than a fancy lunch.
Karen took Matt and me out to Keswick Hall in the Virginia countryside for a Christmastime buffet lunch in the company of a giant Christmas tree and a beautifully decorated estate.
We dined in a beautiful living room ambiance in big wingback chairs
The first course was served – a Root Vegetable and Apple Soup
It was fantastic!
Second course was a cobb salad, which tasted so good to me today with bacon, bleu cheese, tomatoes and romaine
And then there was the buffet…. a piano full of chilled dishes
I loved the artichokes, the blue cheese brie and the smoked salmon!
A few warm dishes finished [almost!] the meal – Beef Bourguignon and buttery carrots. I almost skipped this course because I knew dessert was coming, but I’m glad I didn’t because the beef was outstanding! Flavored with alcohol – red wine, I believe.
And finally, the dessert table, which I’d been eyeing since I walked in!
We must have pondered for 5 full minutes what to have! We decided on shared rotating plate-style
White Chocolate Mousse
Fruit Crisp with Berries
Vanilla Panna Cotta
And my favorite…a Brownie Cake!
Compliments to the hostess for such a fun lunch!
The meal may have seemed over the top, but we did not finish everything on our plates and while I do feel that I ate a rich lunch, I don’t feel that full – guess that’s good because I am headed to do some YOGA tonight – a special event with Faith!
This morning I actually walked to my gym because I was afraid to bike in the snow. Turns out this wasn’t the best idea because while the roads were mostly clear, the sidewalks were not! It took me about 45 minutes to walk there (talking to my mom on the phone!). I did some weight lifting and started the trek home, running and walking intervals this time. it was great to be outdoors again.
Gotta go change outta my nice clothes back into yoga pants! Good thing they s t r e t c h!