Early on the morning of our first "Coffee" gathering, thinking it would be so nice to have some flakey, warm croissants, I placed them in the range to warm.....hmmmm....not warming up so nicely......so the oven was turned to "broil" and those little flakey puffs were placed under the broiler.
Then getting my coffee in Grannies "Angry Bluebird" mug, I was chatting with Norah and Howie and Hank and Patti....until I smelled SMOKE......then opened the oven to see FLAMES...Oh My!......opened again...Oh My!....more FLAMES, more SMOKE.....Howie grabs the fire extinguisher....Patti grabs the CAMERA!!! Bob opens the door and grabs the flaming CROISSANTS, running them outside!!! Of course, our fireman, Jim Chapman had just left the building....where's our fireguy....we missed you Jim????
Thus began the entertainment for our Reunion Rally week....... photos with the charcoaled croissants were required, and then they were placed on the buffet counter with the sign "You snooze, You loose"....because all of the late arrivals had missed the fun of those flaming croissants!!
The next morning, I again attempted to warm a batch of croissants, only narrowly avoiding the same fate as the previous day.....mysteriously a "SECOND PLACE" ribbon appeared on the plate!!!
Hey, second place is not so bad!!
On the final evening of the rally, there was a presentation of a freshly polyurethaned, burned croissant...with a flashing tiara in the center.....
...being the Queen of the Flaming Croissants isn't really so bad after all!!