Meeting the family

by singlemomseeking on October 23, 2009

It’s the Lucky Guy‘s birthday today — and in between work deadlines, I’m doing this:


lasagna ready

Yes, you do see FOUR lasagnas in progress above. I’m also attempting to make my first-ever homemade carrot cake. And I’ve got the ingredients for two different salads — beet and feta, as well as leek and pomegranate — waiting for me.

“Thanks for being born,” I told the Lucky Guy earlier today. I meant it, but he started to crack up.

So, tonight seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring our friends and family together to meet each other. Yes, I’ve had dinner at his family’s home — and on my side, you already know that Aunt Marge is a big fan.

But after dating for almost nine months, my Dad — who has kicked prostate cancer in the butt! — has yet to meet his parents. So, tonight’s the night. Both my father and LG’s step-father are from Boston, so this should be interesting…. In the meantime, M roped in a few nine-year-old girls to help her be official party DJs. She’s taking song requests — and not just Radio Disney.


At last, I’m thrilled to announce the most recent winners!

Carole Shattil, founder of CheckMates, Inc, said it was too tough to choose one winner for a one-on-one phone dating consultations. So, she chose TWO of you!

Melinda and Oakland Mama.

Please report back here to let us know how it goes, okay?


And, chosen by, the winners of Prince Harming Syndrome by Karen Salmansohn, are:

New Single Mama and Love Babz.

All right, back to that lasagna….

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GettingAnExBack November 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Happy birthday to your guy! My son is traveling out of state to meet his girlfriends parents over Thanksgiving. This is a first for him and I’m hoping he won’t be too nervous and make a good impression. I know how special he is, but they don’t know my boy…


Jamie October 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Hope it all went well!
.-= Jamie´s last blog ..End Of An Era… =-.


MindyMom/Single Mom Says... October 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

FOUR lasagnas?! And you got to party with Jim? Sounds like a great time. Happy B-day to LG and YAY for your dad!
.-= MindyMom/Single Mom Says…´s last blog ..Being Divorced – A Bad Influence? =-.


singlemomseeking October 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Unfortunately, my Dad had come down with a bad cold… and couldn’t make it. That means we’ll have a more intimate dinner post-Halloween with the parents. Right Dad?


T October 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm

OH!!! And Happy Belated Bday to the Lucky Guy!
.-= T´s last blog ..High School ain’t like it used to be… =-.


T October 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Gosh has it been 9 months already?!? Well, I guess it has huh. Wow.

The news about your dad is wonderful!!! Hooray Dad!!! Give him my love!

It sounds like things are moving along swimmingly. Looks like some damn good lasagna too!
.-= T´s last blog ..High School ain’t like it used to be… =-.


Susan October 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Oh, how wonderful! 9 months and you’re STILL willing to make him lasagna. It must be love 🙂

Happy belated bday LG!


Jim Everson (Depot Dad) October 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm

The party was great. I met so many terrific people there. And the lasagna was amazing! Thanks for the invite.
.-= Jim Everson (Depot Dad)´s last blog ..In a Funny Place =-.


Mike October 24, 2009 at 7:31 am

Good for you dad. Hope it all goes well, but I know you’ll tell us about it.
.-= Mike´s last blog ..Happy Hour =-.


MC October 24, 2009 at 3:35 am

Have fun with the party! Lasagna is a great choice–impossible to screw up & you can make it ahead. Happy Birthday to LG & the best wishesl to all of you.


OaklandMama October 23, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Happy Birthday LG and thank you, Rachel, for your amazing blog and give-aways. I can’t wait to talk with Carole!


Gayle October 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Coming out of lurkdom….goodies look delicious! Hope the party was awesome! You are making two o f my favorite recipes!


singlemomseeking October 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

@Gayle: I love it when a reader comes out of lurkdom. Thank you!


Melinda Graham October 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

By the way, I loved the book I won on your site about “Getting Naked…” Great book!!


Belinda Gomez October 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Bottled sauce? Eeww


singlemomseeking October 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

@Ms. Belinda: I doctored up that bottled sauce with lots of garlic and spices. If bottled sauce grosses you out, would you care to post a recipe here with sauce-from-scratch?


Kat Wilder October 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Well, happy birthday to the birthday boy, and good luck to “The Meeting.” Nothing like a good plate of homemade lasagna to get things going…
.-= Kat Wilder´s last blog ..Honesty’s the best policy, except when it’s not =-.


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