Category Archives: Holidays

Halloween 2008

It’s me birthday today.  Oh, yes, it’s also Halloween.  We had a little evening party planned, for which I procured a bunch of snacks from Trader Joe’s and decorated the house with candles, flameless and otherwise.  Things went south at … Continue reading

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4th of July 2008

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  We grilled ribeyes today.  Ribeyes be fatty and flavorful and good.  Since it’s a holiday, we went for the gusto.  I purchased a prime rib and cut the steaks myself.  Stupidly, I waited too long and was … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2008!

Easter Sunday!  We once again made roast duck.  My mom stuffed them with green apples, adding great flavor and a bit of acidity, which is nice with fatty foods.  The stars of the meal were the Junior’s cheesecake, which I … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2007

Matt and Jon rolled in about 3:45 a.m. from their big night on the town in SF.  They went to see the fireworks display at the Embarcadero and then ate in Chinatown with Wesley and Ross and one other person, … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2007

Christmas Day and we had two guests joining us for a prime rib dinner.  Accompaniments included Yorkshire pudding made right in the roasting pan while the meat rested, fresh buttered green beans, mashed potatoes and pan gravy.  We also had, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2007

Christmas Eve, a happy day, but seemed like an anticlimax what with all the activity leading up to it, which I suppose you have to enjoy in its own right.  The bottom line is we suffered from some level of … Continue reading

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I turned 46 today and it’s Halloween

Today is birthday number 46 for me.  Oh, God.  I remember being in fourth grade and daydreaming about the future, thinking that in the year 2001 I would be 40 and that that was so old that life would pretty … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2007!

The first Easter in our new house!  Jon is here, too, which has become a wonderful Easter tradition.  We had baked salmon, crab aspic, duck confit on crostini and French-style green beans.  We purchased a large, oblong, teak dining table … Continue reading

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Christmas leftovers

We are eating Christmas leftovers now, and I am happily working through my Sulzkotelet stash.  Oh, beloved Sulzkotelets!  I ate them as a child and would be happy with nothing but pork and aspic products during the holiday season.  A … Continue reading

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Christmas minus one parent

This is my first Christmas without my father.  Although we hadn’t spent Christmas together in years, we always exchanged gifts and a barrage of cell phone calls during the holidays.  He always sent Amazon.com gift certificates, and this is the … Continue reading

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