Sunday, August 11, 2013

Celebrating Retirement

My two daughters arranged a retirement dinner for me with family and friends at a fondue restaurant this weekend.  It was delicious  and very fun!
You can see I was having a good time!  That is steam coming off the pots and my mom is next to me.
   Four fondue pots were spread along the long granite tables.  For the first course, they were filled with cheese -- Swiss cheese, spinach, artichokes and cheese, and a Mexican seasoned cheese with jalapeno peppers to add for the brave. Bread cubes and vegetables were dipped in these.

For the next course, pots of oil and seasoned broth were brought out with shrimp, salmon, chicken, and steak to cook.  There was batter to coat them with before cooking and sauces to add after.  This is my sister and brother-in-law deciding what to cook.
Dessert was quite exciting, involving pots of chocolate and flames, with sweets and fruit for dipping.
The meal took three hours to cook and eat, and there was much laughing, storytelling, and talk.
The best part of the evening was having family and friends together to celebrate with.
I won't really feel retired until everyone is back in school in a few weeks and I am not! 



  1. Enjoy your retirement.

  2. What a fun restaurant! My husband is a retired teacher and yes, you need to celebrate that first week when everybody else goes back to school...that's when it really hits! Congratulations and enjoy. (I know you will.)

  3. You also need to go away when everyone returns to school - just because you can.

  4. How lucky you are to have such thoughtful, wonderful daughters. Happy retirement!

  5. Congratulations on your retirement! What nice daughters.

  6. Ich kenne das. Bin seit 7 Jahren im Ruhestand. Ich war Lehrer für Glasmalerei.
    Die ersten Jahre Ruhe waren nicht gut! - Aber jetzt ist alles gut!!!!

    Schöne Zeit wünscht,

  7. Hope you enjoy retirement as much as we are! Looks like you've already done some of that travel. And thanks for visiting my blog.