Spaghetti and Movie Night

David and I breaking ground for the night in the kitchen.

Heating up the ground beef for the sauce.

My garlic bread is ready for the oven.

Butter, fresh minced garlic, parsley, oregano, & basil... dipped and slathered.

David chipping away at the thawing hunk of beef as it is cooked while MaryAnna cleans the mixed greens and romaine leaves for the salad.

David's reduction of a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon by Crane Lake and fresh minced garlic to cook the beef in.

Good for cooking, good for drinking... what more can you ask for a cheap wine? Does it do magic tricks? Well, enough of it can make just about any meal taste good.

They're getting along... so nice :-)

Finito! Molto Bene!

MaryAnna modeling my finished work.

Jim's home from work - the meal can begin!

And here is the meal served... Spaghetti - cooked al dente - with meat sauce, a slice of garlic bread, mixed greens and romaine salad with balsamic vinaigrette and parmesan, and a glass of Barefoot merlot table wine. Amore!
MaryAnna was jealous of our button-down shirts so I lent her one of mine, which she draped over herself without bothering to remove the hanger. I do not predict a new fashion trend.

Enjoying a smoke, some string quartet music and a decanter of red wine on the porch.

Everyone's cuddled up on the couch for the movie, and I'm leaving to go to work. Ah, the joys of being on the night shift...

Good night for all...

 Goodnight all!


  1. Dinner looks great, only thing was the garlic bread wasn't burned, just sayin........

  2. hahahah awesome pics, soo delicious, and yes i was very surprised at the bread not being burnt.

  3. You and the bread is truly a beautiful picture.