Friday, January 1, 2010
A Delicious New Year to You
The following 48 hours consisted of a sort of non-stop cook-a-thon. There were 12 of us in the house, so my mom figured we'd do all the cooking up front and then coast on leftovers for the rest of the week. This turned out to be a pretty good plan. So, day one: scones, home fries, bacon and eggs for breakfast. For dinner: standing rib roast, leek mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, dinner rolls, and carrots. Christmas day #2: a turkey AND a ham, sweet potato casserole, green salad, plus all the leftovers from the previous night. Seriously, a turkey and a ham.
Hopefully this year will bring plenty more opportunity to be in the kitchen and to feed the people in my life that I love. I haven't seen my kids at school for over a week, but they've been showing up in my dreams, always reminding me they are there.
On that note, I will leave you with a phone call I got from one of my students just after midnight last night, as I was coming in from watching cloud-shrouded fireworks on our roof.
Alex: Happy new year, Sarah.
Me: Happy new year! Did you see fireworks?
Alex: No, but I heard gunshots.
I love you all the same, New York City. Happy New Year to us all.