Two (Too) Full Bellies

We’re back from the Let Live Conference Benefit Dinner! It was a truly special evening, set in a lovely, intimate atmosphere (at Sweetpea Baking Company) with amazingly kind folks preparing the meal and serving us. While the room in our stomachs quickly diminished with each new course, we still ate every last morsel of food. That’s how delicious it was!

Let me begin by admitting one of my loopy quirks (two actually): I get very nervous in rooms full of people. As a result, I managed to bump into our table not once, but twice. The first time resulted in spilling water all over; the second time resulted in knocking over the flower vase and spilling more water. Luckily only a few people noticed, and the table remained on all four of its wobbly little legs! The second quirk: I don’t enjoy having my picture taken, so you won’t see me enjoying my meal. Sigh… The menu:

The salad - Jicama Salad in Citrus Vinaigrette

The soup - Spicy Cream of Sweet Potato with Lime

The main course - Blackened Seitan With Corn Pudding And Chocolate Chili Mole

The dessert – Raspberry Brownie And Vanilla Ice Cream

And, the beverage – Homemade Ginger Lemonade

My favorite was the dessert (!!!), but the salad was a close second. Tim’s favorite was the main course. Honestly though, it was difficult to choose a favorite because everything was delicious. Thank you Isa, and all of your hardworking helpers for such an awesome evening, and for such a great cause too! Hooray for that! Here is a link to a few photographs: Look!