Friday, October 12, 2007

Court, Coffee and Celebrating!

So, what is one to do when a dear ya-ya must appear in court due to a minor traffic mishap??

Why, celebrate, of course!!

And we did! With a feast that even that elusive little spirit, Fall Fairy, would be proud to partake in!


But business first. Beloved ya-ya had a date in traffic court this morning, and she was not going alone. So the three of us met up at the court house bright and early. After passing through security (the underwires in our bras cooperated by NOT setting off the alarm) we proceeded to Court Room #5. We were here for support and justice, so we sat ourselves down up front! The 'pretty in pink' court clerk was immediately caught off guard by the support we effused for our dear ya-ya and our lack of fear or intimidation. She quickly excused herself from the room; leaving us and some trembling defendants to occupy ourselves for the next 25 minutes. Us ya-ya's bantered light-heartedly about gardens, flowers, fall and other topics of merriment; much to the bewilderment of others in the gallery. No mind. We were here to support our girl and make it an easier experience for her. As court time drew near, Miss Pink reappeared; obviously having spoken with the judge to inform him of the powers-that-be in the front row. When said judge entered, we didn't even have to rise, as it was obvious...da girls were loyal only to one. Within 3 minutes of approaching the bench, our dear girl was given her sentence... driving school at the wonderful price of less than half of what the fine would have been! The judge sensibly realized that he needed to go light and respect the force of the 3! Wise judge! Less than 10 minutes after court had begun, the force of 3 were out of court and on our way to celebrate!!

Pumpkin-spice coffee - check
Fruit salad - check
Savory Pumpkin Quiche - check
Mimosas - check


A passing of gifts from our girl - a token of thanks for supporting her (from yelling 'hello' to her as we drove up to court to making mention of things that one should not mention in a court of law).

Out to the English garden we go!!

But just a moment...
Our girl has one more gift to give...
one of herself....

For our gal is an artist and has captured the spirit of 3 in paintings... one for me and one for our other....

Colors from our trip on Tuesday...hues of Autumn, leaves of change...
Brush strokes of love and 'always'...

A hummingbird chatters and sings of the beautiful weather... a cat (who shall remain nameless) climbs up the tree and then looks befuddled at us... train whistles lazily drift on a slight breeze... sunlight dapples flagstone, pansies and petunias...

...yes... the force of 3 is a powerful force....always

Savory Pumpkin Quiche

1 baked pie crust
1/2 lb. bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 sprig rosemary
2 sprigs thyme
3 leaves sage, chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
5 eggs
1/2 to 2/3 c. half-n-half
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
Cool baked pie crust slightly. In saute pan, brown bacon. Drain all but 1 T. of bacon drippings, saute onion and garlic in drippings along with bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme and sage. Remove from heat to cool. In bowl, mix 5 eggs, half-n-half and bacon mixture. Add pumpkin and mix well. Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Quiche is done when knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

*I made this recipe up for this morning, so I've only made it once, but it was very good. If you like a bit of cheese in your quiche, I would suggest adding 3/4 cup of shredded swiss (or provolone or monterey jack) to the egg mixture.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

you know it's not supposed to be this way- when one does something stupid in traffic, one should not expect an honorary brunch. But in the parallel universe of YA-YA, things are different. I'm so grateful to live here.
love you,
"the perp"

Simplicity Wins said...

First the chowda, now quiche!....I caan only imagine what is next from you. Keep the good stuff coming!

Chickenbells said...

Oh...what a lovely show of support! I'm glad that it turned out so well in the end...the quiche looks divine...I would have to do a lot of ingredient adjusting if I was to eat it...I may have to try it though...

Tess said...

You girls seem to know how to make a celebration of almost anything! It all looks yummy!

Jill said...

Nothing like true and good friends! Go Ya ya's!!!
What a lovely celebrations...

Thank god the underwires didn't set off any alarms...

xoxoxo

paige said...

looks like a fun & yummy celebration!

Jolene George said...

Well I wouldn't want to mess with the power of 3. :o)
Your spread looks beautiful. I think I need to try that quiche.

Nonnie said...

sounds a lot like another threesome "one for all and all for one!"

-what fun!

Jolene George said...

Carol...where are you? I miss you!

A Fanciful Twist said...

How delicious. But more than that, How lovely you all are to supprt eachother. I am so glad the underwir went undeteced ;) Love the whole day, court and all!! xxo

Anonymous said...

Tried the quiche... it was yummy!