About 25 people. They were very tasty and we're full now.
Seriously though, when I took ill a couple of years ago, a lot of people were very good to me. More important than that, they were very good to my husband, my kids and even my parents as they tried to deal with the fallout and chaos that was running my life and our home semi-normally.
Although their love, help and concern was freely given , we owed a lot of people a lot. Lunch today was our way of saying a very insignificant thankyou, and we invited all those fantastic people to our house for a BBQ.
All week we worried about it being wet and having to have everyone inside and where would they all go? Then the forecast said it would be dry and we had a different issue; unbelievably for Ireland, yesterday it was SO hot we worried it was TOO hot to be outside and we would have to have everyone inside and where would they all go?
However, today it was dry and sunny with a lovely breeze, just perfect thanks Lord!
We had a great afternoon and I was delighted they were all able to come, but I think we had a miracle. I fed all those people and still at the end of the day I appear to have 12 baskets full left over.
So if anyone fancies some Moroccan cous cous, potato salad, gingered rice salad, Mexican bean salad, spiced ratatouille, pasta salad in bacon and blue cheese dressing, or the odd peppered pork chop, sweet chilli sausage, pork and apricot burger, Chinese rib (not a function suited to the Jewish palate) or salmon with pesto, please, please call in tomorrow. Or the next day.