About a month ago a good friend of mine called and asked if he could invite us over for dinner - specifically when "Mr. Patty" was gone.
Not that he doesn't like Mr. Patty...he said he just wanted to give me a break from cooking while Mr. Patty was gone sometime. Thoughtful of him!
A flurry of e-mails flew back and forth between us as we tried to find just the right date and time for our dinner engagement. Finally we settled on a Tuesday night at 6 PM and I said we'd be there with pleasure!
So, that Tuesday arrived just yesterday and off the four of us Patty's (minus "Mr. Patty" who was in the US) went to Sheff Nathan's house! "Sheff" is how he would sign some of his e-mails and that just kind of stuck...good name, don't you think?!
Just to clue you in...Sheff Nathan is only 11 years old!
But his age didn't stop him from producing a very fine meal and dessert for us! Homemade chicken noodle soup that was really some of the best I've ever had...and I'm not joking about that! We also had a nice selection of Czech bread and rolls to choose from to accompany our soup. And then the crowning moment...cream cheese chocolate chip bars!! Oh my! I definitely give those ten stars! They were divine! Truth be told, I had two!!
It was truly a delightful dining experience with Sheff Nathan (Pitcher, for those of you who want to know!) and I'm hoping that we were nice enough guests to get invited back again sometime!