And darling, I adored that divine shade of purple
of your new coat--perfect with your red hair!
sweater under it that you know I love,
but was that sweet silk blouse new?
I have an idea, why don't you two come for a cocktail
here before meeting at the club for dinner?
Yes, I remember, a pink gin for you.
And whiskey sours for the boys, the pets.
I have a bit of that seafood dip you like
and some shrimp on ice.
And you haven't seen the living room since we
finished redecorating, have you?
I did it in American Beauty red and mint green.
You must tell me what you think about it.
Pickwick Cafe Sea Food Dip,
from The Cocktail-Supper Cookbook
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/2 pint mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/2 pint chili sauce
Add vinegar to mayonnaise slowly, beating until smooth.
Combine anchovy with a little mayonnaise mixture.
Add remaining ingredients.
Whip in a blender if handy.