A Mid-August Tea Party, Just Us
Dan's gone to California this weekend to be in a golf tournament with his Dad, so we girls (and the little boys, who are here for the food) have been making the best of his absence by having a "Girls' Weekend." And what else would a bunch of bookworm girls do on a Girls' Weekend, but drag out all our favorite bookish chick flicks?
Last evening we watched the 1944 version Jane Eyre, with Orson Wells and Joan Fontaine. Tonight and tomorrow night, the plan is to watch two other newer versions, the 1996 one with John Hurt , and the most recent 2011 version. The plan is to watch all three and compare and contrast them; see which movie stuck to the book best and which depiction of each character we prefer. Yeah, we're weird, I know. But this is the sort of thing that real excites us here! (We get away with doing this by letting the little boys watch Curious George on the TV upstairs...)
But right now, having just stuffed ourselves with goodies at our tea party, we're very happily relaxing this afternoon, watching Gwyneth Paltrow rock Emma. (Because Cathy just finished reading it -- and none of the rest of us ever complains about watching an Austen movie. Even the boys are watching this one!)
So, I'm going to get back to the movie... We've just gotten to the very last scene where Knightly "delares himself" to Emma... ==sigh==
But, real quickly...
Here's the menu from today's tea party:
Tomato Basil Finger Sandwiches with Aoli Sauce
Cucumber and Herbed Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches
Turkey and Cream Cheese Roll-ups
Strawberry Yogurt and Sugared Cream Parfaits
Traditional Cream Scones (Fanny Farmer cookbook)
with mock Devon Cream and Lemon Curd (boughten)