Thursday, November 24, 2011
anyone married to a cook knows this; even if you are not a doof in the kitchen, they will take over and have some prima donna moments, and you will get to cook one, maybe two things if you are lucky. me, i made the cranberry relish, a few radish roses, and a kick ass cheese tray. everything else was all D. he made tiny cornish game hens, stuffed with dressing, a brussels sprout gratin with smoked gouda, mashed potatoes, two kinds of gravy (one plain, one with fancy chanterelle mushrooms, wine and cream), green beans almandine, sweet potatoes with pecans, a giant fruit salad, a ham, and a grape pie. imagine how tired you are of reading all those words, then eat them, and go take a nap. whew. i got fat just thinking about dinner. needless to say, it was delicious and i loved every bite. we had champagne with dinner, spiked with a little cherry juice, and afterward ate pumpkin pie my mom brought over.
i have to say, i have a lot to be grateful for this year. a happy, healthy little family; a new house; a cat that likes to nap with me; kids who get my stupid jokes and make their own; a job that pays me like a grown up, and all my friends and family. speaking of, we're going to get a little bigger next year; my sister is having another baby! i just found out yesterday, and i will admit, i have a bit of a baby high going on right now. (and maybe a buzz from all the good food and love and knowing i have another three days off to knit and lounge!) i hope everyone had an equally boss day (boss is my new favorite word, which i guess means i'm a boy from 1972), and thanks for stopping by! maybe next year you can come over and help us eat some of this food...