OK. So Dad is mean. Today, he told me all about what The Melting Pot was like last night-- remember? That place where he took Mom for their anniversary. And it sounds soooooooo good. And he didn't take me. Or bring anything home. Gggrrrrrrr...
Apparently it is awesome. Mom and Dad had a booth off in the corner, with flowers ready at their table. The lighting was really low and the music was the same kind that Mom and Dad had at their wedding-- Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr.: all those guys. So they felt right at home. They got this four-course meal which started off with cheese fondue and bread (3 kinds), apple slices, and vegetables to dip it in. CHEESE! So yummy... Then they got a salad. Mom got a house salad, and Dad got a California salad-- gorgonzola crumbles, rasberry vinagrette, field greens, chopped nuts on top. Then, they got the main course. Just a second.
[sound of chomping and scarfing, punctuated with much snorting]
Sorry about that. Before I embarked on the main course, I had to eat something myself. It sounded so yummy. Mom and Dad got a plate of pork, shrimp, filet mignon, chicken, sirloin, and cheese ravioli. They cooked it all in a burgundy sauce with mushrooms and garlic, then dipped it in 10 different sauces! I'll spare you the details of THOSE. Mom said she was pretty full by this point, but that was before the dessert-- a dark chocolate and marshmallow mix, with Oreo cookies and white chocolate shavings. They could dip cheesecake, brownies, marshmallows, pound cake, or strawberries in that! I don't know much about the chocolate; I can't eat that stuff. But Mom was going nuts over how good that part was, so she must have enjoyed it.
Dad also had a three-course wine selection he picked out. For the cheese and salad he had a Chateau St. John Gewurtztraminer, the entree a Mirassou Pinot Noir, and the dessert a 1997 Taylor Fladgate vintage Port. Mom is so-so on wine (not like Dad-- he's obsessed!), so she had a banana daquiri and a Godiva white chocolate martini.
So that was their anniversary. I'm glad they had fun; Dad had better just pick something next year where I can go too. I still love them, though. And just to prove it, here are some pictures from their wedding, to celebrate their anniversary. These were taken by one of the attendants, not the professional photographer. If anyone wants, they can visit HER website here. The pictures from Mom and Dad's wedding aren't there anymore, but it still shows how good of a photographer she is. So here are the non-professional pics.
Mom and Dad walking down into the reception.
Mom and Dad eating their cake. Unfortunately, that was the only piece of cake they ever got to eat from their wedding! Too many people to see, and then they forgot the top of the cake in their suite.
Mom and Dad and some of their guests dancing.
Mom dancing with Grandpa
Mom dancing with Dad
Mom with Great-grandpa (Grandma's dad). He just died this past April.
Mom and Dad with Grandma and Grandpa (Dad's mom and dad)
And finally, THE TABLE! So much wrapping paper...
And finally finally, a picture of Snoufer and I because... well, this is my blog!
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