Monday, December 14, 2009
Greetings from Long Island. I'm still here - working from home today and heading back into NYC a little later.
When a ride is offered - you take it. Especially if you want to bring home luggage and a bunch of Christmas decorations.
Yesterday my parents hosted a party for my mom's office. Lots of good food and good times.
For breakfast I had a PB sandwich on whole wheat. Aliie ate half of it as she sat next to me barking like crazy. Plus a little later - a potato latke.
I was on appetizer duty. I made some skewers of mozzarella, basil and tomato.
And pigs in a blanket.
Let me tell you. As an event planner - there is virtually no one - save a vegetarian - who does not like pigs in a blanket. They are by far the most well received hors d'oeuvres I've ever served. There is no shame in giving the people what they want - just saying.
I ran for about 25-30 minutes on the old ancient treadmill here. Still it did the job.
The house is all decorated for Christmas now.
We even had Christmas mugs for coffee and tea.
Here are the hors d'oeuvres. I ate more than enough chips and dip and 2-3 of the skewers with a few carrots and veggies mixed in for good measure. Plus about 4 pigs in a blanket - which were passed hors d'oeuveres and were gone so fast I didn't get to take a pic.
Caprese Skewers with reduced balsamic.
Chips and salsa
Chips and onion dip aka EVIL
Crudite and ranch
Cheese and crackers
And the dinner spread.
Cornbread and sourdough
Salt and Pepper Chicken Tenders
Mac and Cheese
String beans almondine
I had some wine...
And here's my dinner plate.
Plus dessert - profiteroles with slivered almonds.
It was all delicious and a good time was had by all. I think we really know how to throw a party.
And now to today.
Breakfast was a sandwich made with leftover ham and cheese.
So now you're all caught up! Hope everyone had as lovely a weekend as me. I feel like I'm well rested finally and looking forward to the holiday.
Talk to you again in a bit!