Spring is making its arrival here in the Great Northwest, despite the snow flurries on the day of the Vernal Equinox and for days afterward. The sun is shining once again and the long list of spring chores is keeping us busy.
The wedding is going to be a large one, fueled by southern American traditions and expectations. Old-fashioned hospitality will be the order of the day. I will be making the wedding cake and groom's cake so immediately upon arrival (with my helpers) in Missouri I will be shopping and baking. I have pages and pages of lists to keep my mind from becoming mired in the bog of details. We will also be hosting the first celebratory meal of the weekend- the rehearsal dinner. It will be an Oregon themed event with a menu that includes mountain elk, Pacific salmon, Northwest wines and Oregon fruit pies, prepared by myself and my troop of capable helpers.
The formal dresses, suits, shoes and ties have been procurred.
The travel tickets, as well as car and lodging bookings have been finalized.
The recipes, kitchen supply lists and shopping lists have been written.
The excitement is building...