All the guests have gone. The house, which was ringing with love and laughter, is now silent again. The tables are cleared and the dishwasher is fulfilling its prime directive. I have a clean, tidy house (well, apart from my bedroom) and there's a very restful feeling in the air. On the table is a pretty pot containing three hyacinths, a gift from a friend, which will be scenting the air beautifully in a few days and, when planted in the garden after the leaves have died back, will give me great pleasure for years to come. The hyacinth bulbs, I mean, not the pot! :0)
The tear and share cheese and onion bread, made last weekend and frozen, was the hit of the meal, definitely one to make again, without a doubt. I think next time I will add some garlic puree as well. Frozen in small amounts for convenient use, it will be scrummy with pizza, lasagna or bolognaise.
So now I am looking forward to a quiet, restful evening. Judging by the amount of food left over, I will not need to cook for a few days to come, even after sharing some with DD. I bought the Times this morning, so I'm looking forward to a leisurely read, accompanied by a glass of nice red and some home made sponge cake. Lovely!