Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A boating/crabfeast day , minus the boat.....

On Saturday the PLAN was to spend the day hosting guests on Sucia Island crabbing and serving them a fabulous meal on china!!

The problem is - the wind didn't care about out plans!! At 5:30AM Captain Randy and I made the difficult decision to cancel the boating part of the trip and just host the dinner at our home at 5pm ( which means, instead of being on the island for the day, I was at home weeding and cleaning :-{

This was a dinner/crabbing day that we had donated to the LC auction. The same 3 couples (very fun couples, I might add :-), won it again this year. We were so looking forward to taking them out to the island, but the plan is to take them crabbing later yet this summer, so we can get the boating/crabbing part of the day in!!

They started with appetizers outside.................

Our fabulous, faithful, friends (that's FFF's and BFF's), Jeff and Kathi, and Dan and Marla, ran the kitchen and Chef Jeff was the "boss" for the night. Kathi came up with the table setting and it turned out gorgeous, of course! We got so busy I didn't get pictures of any food but salad and I only got a couple pics of the kitchen crew, and they were dark.

You know Kathi, we even had fabulous, theme appropriate menus!!

Here are the couples seated at the dinner table.......

Marla made a tasty and beautiful chop salad.........................

After dinner, the group moved out to patio for creme' brulee and coffee and then to the firepit to sit and relax (and digest!!). They asked us to join them, so of course, we did!


Such a fun night, and such a great group of friends!!

4 comments:

tami said...

Perfect! Nothin' like not leaving the harbor, like I always say.

That is a pretty table and a clean house-nice work ladies!

Tanya said...

How funny... I work with Kevin, and did a double take when I saw him and Janelle on your blog! What a great thing to donate... and well worth every dollar I'm sure! Maybe you should consider a side business?

Marty said...

Lovely to have tripped over your blog! Korthuis is definitely Dutch-in fact the local Christian school had a principal named Bob Korthuis. He married DH's cousin's widow. Our last name is Veltkamp. Nice to meet you!

Becky said...

It was a wonderful night and the hospitality and food was OVER the top! This way we get to divide it into 2 fun filled days! Thank you, again! We were so glad that your friends could join you to help. We felt most spoiled as we always do when being treated by you guys!