Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Queen's Jubilee Celebration


Waiting to salute the guest of honor.



Kir Royale
For six:

 6 tbsp creme de cassis
1 bottle of champagne
Chill, mix and serve

The guest of honor


No, not That Queen,
Our friend, Sheila, who was celebrating her Jubilee Birthday.




A setting fit for royalty.



The royal feast.



Jane's Chicken Salad

4 cups cooked chicken breast cut into 3/4" cubes
2 cups sliced celery (not too fine)

Marinate the above in the following:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 small clove of garlic, slightly smashed

Marinate overnight if possible or at least four hours.
Stir once while marinating.

Stir and drain off excess marinade.
Serve on a bed of lettuce.


Mother's Macaroni Salad


A lovely salad of mixed greens and fresh raspberries.


Fresh fruit with a poppyseed dressing.


The Cake!
Orange Almond
Recipe to follow later




The Presents



Royal Jewels


A handmade Haiku game.
We all played a few rounds.

It was a very good day!

28 comments:

  1. and it is a meal fit for a queen, i love the candles on the cake and that fruit salad has me drooling. looks like a fun time with friends

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  2. forgot to say wow on the jewels

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  3. Oh you know how to have the most fun!!!! It looks as if fun was had by everyone. Did you make the cake?

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  4. What a celebration :) Looks very enjoyable!

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  5. What a lovely celebration, Bonnie. I would like a scoop of everything on my plate, please.

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  6. What a fun way to celebrate, it almost makes me wish to be having my jubilee birthday...I did say almost...wink.

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  7. What a wonderful celebration!!! Such a lucky friend!
    I love chicken salad for ladies parties. Always a winner.
    Did you find out any information about the Brewery for Arrogant Bastard Beer in San Diego?

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    1. Kris: I did find the website and will probably order a few stocking stuffers!!

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  8. Beautiful party! I will be making the chicken salad....like today! mmmm to the rest of the food too.

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  9. Looks like a fun party... long live the Queen!

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  10. Happy birthday Sheila. Your feast looks fantastic Bonnie and a Kir Royale is one of my favs.
    Sam

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  11. What a lovely day for all the ladies!!

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  12. What a wonderful celebration fit for a queen! The food looks delicious and all the touches meant a lot to the queen for the day. I'm sure!

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  13. what a wonderful chicken salad , well all the salads look so good.This was a wonderful occasion, so much thought and care went into it, the jewels are amazing and the handmade game is amazing as well

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  14. What a sweet party! My favorite drink is a kir royal :) I find that her in the States though, they tend to put more cassis that they should. Yours looks like it has the right balance though!!

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  15. Looks like a royally good time

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  16. Sure looks like you all had a great time! What a fun party theme:@)
    PS-Wish I had some of Mother's macaroni salad right now too.

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  17. It was definitely an event fit for a queen! What a fun time with lots of good food!!! I love the tiara, a perfect "royal" touch!!!

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  18. Growing old can't be all that bad if you get to mark the years with a celebration in the company of such good friends. The food looks scrumptious! I sure everyone had a wonderful time. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. What a beautiful birthday party. So creative and yummy :)

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  20. Looks like a lot of fun!

    Congratulations to the birthday girl.

    M :)

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  21. That is so cute! What a wonderful party and I have to say that before I found the Aperol cocktail a Kir Royale was my favorite aperitif. What a fun group of friends :)

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  22. WONDERFUL!!! Great friends and great times. What memories you all made!

    All joys,

    Sharon

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  23. Such fun, Bonnie! Kir Royale is one of my favorites, too.
    Happy Birthday to your friend!

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  24. Jumping back in to thank you for protective cover :-) it's good to know you are there.

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  25. Happy birthday to Sheila...that looks like quite a feast....the raspberry salad is very very interesting :).

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  26. All the best to the birthday girl!

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  27. What a wonderful celebration. Your photos and recipes have made my mouth water. And the cake sounds gorgeous! Hugs to you. xx

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