Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fun lunch with the GIRLS...I love my friends ♥

WARNING....... this post is so full of CALORIES, you may weight 14 lbs more at the end of the post. ......just sayin'

 Hello, everyone...
Some of you might know that I play in two Bunco parties every fun.

I play with ladies mostly my age in one group...and sometime during the month, some of us that can, get together for fun.
This particular time we chose to have lunch at a local TEA ROOM that has
O SO GOOD food, especially desserts.
This is Martha..her hair has just grown back from losing it thru's curly and so cute on her.

 I had this quiche that was so good, I could have eaten 
many more slices...but....
saving room for..dessert.

 Another Martha...I worked with her at the title company for about 10 years
and we still love each other. 
I've known Mary for several years and love her to pieces.

Earlene, on your left (and not quite in the photo...sorry, Earlene),
went to school with me, too.

I didn't meet Barbara until we started the Bunco group.
She is a gifted artist and so so sweet.

♪♪...I found my thrill on BLUEBERRY HILL, it lingered dreams came true...♫♪
 ♥ ♥ ♥
This is the sweetest and best tea room hostess, ever.

" The most trying hours in life are between four o'clock and the evening meal. A cup of tea at this time adds a lot of comfort and happiness. "  

                  ~Royal S. Copeland
                                                                                                           BOURBON, YA'LL

Can't remember just who had this amazing dessert but she offered us all a bite...sweet thang.

But no one took the bite as we all had these scrumptious delights of our own.

We all enjoy each other so so much and look forward to our times together.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and
NOV. is my month.
I am searching hi and lo for great foods to serve these friends of mine...

This will be my 2nd time to have the gathering in the Summer House...

Last year we had
   CREAMY POTATO SOUP with cheese and Oyster Crackers...
Grape and Pecan laden CHICKEN SALAD, served on special buns..

snacks of all kinds 'cause ya wanna eat all thru the games...:)

So much fun gathering all the good things and finding all kinds of cute containers to serve them in....

just once a year lets you splurge a little bit.

A cookie bar is ALways a easy to eat and easy to serve
with hot or cold drinks.

We had a blast...
and I know we will again this year.
Sure looking forward to it.
Happy Birthday to Martha  11/3/14 
Lots of Love to you, my sweet friend. 


  1. so awesome you've kept such long-time friends close! a real blessing!

  2. What a beautiful bunch of ladies! And yes...we all weigh a little more now ....but it was SO worth it! Sweet hugs, Diane

  3. Sounds like fun and I love cheesecake and also pecan pie.

    I meet with about 20 - 30 women every week to play UNO.
    This week is our Thanksgiving UNO playing this week.
    We all bring a food item or donate money towards food.
    We plan to have turkey/ham and all the trimmings.

    Have fun hosting!

  4. Love the little white picket fence behind Barbara and Earlene ... love the cheesecakes, too! But most of all, I love the thought of tasting a jalapeno-popper quiche. You KNOW I'm going to Google this now, don't-cha! :)

  5. BJ, I had to look up bunco before commenting and it sounds easy enough - not like bridge! :-) It's always fun to get together with a group of ladies for any reason but when decadent desserts are on the menu, that's even better.
    How sweet that you still have grade school friends.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. Looks and sounds like an enjoyable time for all. I will have a serving of the quiche, cheesecakes, and pecan pie please. :)
    Have a great week.

  7. Those desserts look absolutely delectable . . . I would like a bite, (or two) of each one . . .
    I am sure you will come up with some stunning selections for your November Bunco party
    and share recipes too . . . please?
    Aren't friendships just the best!

  8. What fun times with great friends!

  9. Time spent with girlfriends is the best. And did I get this right, BJ? You're going to be 77 on your next birthday? No way!

  10. How great to get together with long-time friends. Your Bunco gatherings sound like there's lots of laughter and great food.

  11. You're right about the calories BJ and I was feeling guilty about eating all of the left over chocolates we put out at Halloween and no one came for! I need to join a Bunco group and chill a bit - yours looks like great fun!
    Wren x

  12. Hello BJ, what a fun time with your friends.. And yes, the desserts all looking delicious.. I am sure your party will be a big hit.. Have a happy week!

  13. I feel those 14 lbs. but you did worn me! Great that you have so many friends to have fun with!

  14. I am reading this while waiting for the grandkids to arrive before school. And suddenly I don't WANT my pancakes and sausage breakfast that I planned to feed them...I want pecan pie with cheesecake for dessert! : )

  15. That looks like such a good time!

  16. This post and those life long friendships make me smile. : ) I just wanna come play bunco with you girls.
    And eat pie!!!!

  17. It sounds like a fun day. And I still don't know how to play Bunco. I hadn't even heard of it until i saw it on your blog a long time ago. I guess I should really try to figure it out.

  18. BJ ... you are right. I gained weight and don't have to eat anything the rest of the day! So nice to have such close friends and for so long. Lucky girls! Can't wait to see what you end up serving at your Bunco day ... I know it will be fun.

  19. I had to google bunco, never heard before. It says no skills needed - would suit for me! :) but all those calories would make me sick - I like salty snacks...okay, a piece of cheese cake would go! :)

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  20. Oh, the quiche is not all that fatty, the fruit adding fiber and a natural sweetness to our diets. So, some nutritional value still remains after sampling all th baked goods. I'd call this really good eating!

  21. Yes, indeed, wonderful post, I like pie!

  22. This was a beautiful post about having such wonderful friends. All the goodies look so delicious. I know your bunco party will be a success. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  23. BJ,
    I adore your photography and yes this post was calorie laden. Friendships are what keeps us young at heart and you BJ have a kind loving heart.

  24. You girls are just having toooo much fun! And oh all that food looks so wonderful. Thanks (I think) for sharing! Cookies are my weak spot for sure, so I loved your cookie bar best of all.

  25. Friends since the 2nd grade!! How wonderful!
    And...I'm FULL!Hahaaa...Food looks wonderful!

  26. Oh dear BJ...isn't it fun to be out with the girls, I too love it! Friends are cherished human beings and better yet, since 2d. grade!...amazing.
    A wonderful time is had...a can see it.
    Have a lovely week.

  27. BJ,

    Lucky you having such a good group of friends. That dessert looks super good too, but I'll take the BLUEBERRY cheesecake, thankyouverymuch!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  28. Great get together with friends.

  29. Looks like a great bunch of friends, bj! What fun to celebrate around favorite thing to do.

  30. I actually never heard of the game bunco before, might give it a try one day

  31. Bunco is a fun game, especially with friends. Looks like you all have a wonderful time. And yes, I'm sure I gained almost 14 lbs! smile...


  32. What a wonderful tea room, everything looked so darn good! I Wish I had a Bunco group around here. But then, my place is so small, I don't have room for 11 ladies! lol.

  33. Wonderful ladies and yummy food. Great time indeed.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

  34. Good morning bj, I just had to visit your delicious post this morning before breakfast. Yikes! I am dying for something sweet to eat now.

    Your Bunco group sounds wonderful and having dear friends is one of the best blessings in life. The other is family. As always, your photos belong in a magazine spread. Yum.

    Love you bunches sister friend,

  35. There is nothing like a meal with friends, especially sharing dessert!

  36. What goes better together than friends and fun?!!! Look like everyone was having a blast and the food has me headed to the kitchen since I haven’t had anything to eat this morning. I would love a piece of that chocolate cake with my coffee.............
    Have a great day. Hugs...............

  37. Oh what sweet friends you have and there is no doubt the laughter was abounding! I have never played Bunco but I have a niece who belongs to a group. All of the food looks just heavenly! I know you will not have any trouble entertaining your friends when the time rolls around...and I'm sure it will be delicious as well!

  38. good looking group of bunco players and that lunch really looks good also LOL
    I just love to get together with women who enjoy same thing as I do .
    Looks like you all enjoyed the day

  39. Hi BJ, looks like you and the girls had some fun and a lot of good things to eat. I get together with 3 of my friends once a month and go out to lunch and shopping. We all worked together and retired about the same time. I am the oldest , pushing 75 in a couple of days, but I don't feel that old and this kind of stuff keeps us young..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  40. This looks like so much fun! And the desserts just made it even sweeter! I was visiting another blog recently and saw an idea that made me think of you...the hostess was having a biscuit bar for a ladies get together. She had hot biscuits with a variety of jellies and also some different meats as well. I know how much you love biscuits and jam! It would be perfect for your upcoming Bunco party!

  41. Well this was certainly not a post for me to come across today - when there's not a drop of sweet in the fridge or cupboard LOL
    Looks like such fun BJ - and can I just mention how incredibly beautiful you look?
    Not sure if I read right - and I'm sure I didn't - you're not 76?
    There's just no way.


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