i've done nothing tonight but roast a shit load of eggplants. by that, i mean FIVE. my mom really likes D's baba ganoush, and so that is what we are contributing to thanksgiving. are any of us middle eastern? no. why this has become my husband's go-to dish as far as my mother is concerned, i do not know. he has to work tomorrow, though, and he insists on making the pitas from scratch, so i thought the least i could do it get the eggplants all roasted and skinned. after all, that's about all i plan on doing. not because i don't want to, but because when D gets in that kitchen and gets to work, sometimes it's best to stay out of his way. also, according to him, i never add enough lemon juice.
i'm also busy working on our holiday cards. a few years ago i got this awesome stencil kit from my portland friends, and once again, i'm putting it to use. this time it's a kraft paper card, and navy blue buck on it, with a silvery-gold buck staggered on top. the effect is weirdly 3D, modern and not too holiday specific. i know, we celebrate christmas, everyone we know celebrates christmas, why not making a fucking christmas card? because i am a jerk. also, i think the whole happy holiday spirit is one i'd much rather invoke than religion-specific sentiment. what's important about the holiday to me is this: my loved ones knowing that i love them, that i'm thinking about them, that i hope we all make it through another dark winter happy and healthy, and let's get together and have a tasty bite sometime. to that end, i send out ridiculous cards that people either love or feel completely ambivalent about. hooray!