Combined with going out to dinner Monday with friends who are soon moving away, it was actually a really social week, and generally Rosie took it really well, but that last night was a stretch so she was in meltdown mode each time she had to sit still in the car and yesterday she stayed up late and was hard to put to bed. But around people she was really good and her usual mild, smiley and inquisitive self.
I wanted to mention, three foods I particularly liked that we made. For Wednesday's dinner I made sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pineapple, which were well-received, and Thursday Brian made a Joy of Cooking Sweet and Sour Beets recipe that involved orange marmalade and was quite tasty. Finally, Bri also made a pumpkin-banana custard in a graham cracker crust that was especially tasty.
The rest of Thursday's feast included a roast duck, a roast chicken, potatoes, parsnips and carrots under the duck to catch the drippings, a cherry-pecan-cornbread stuffing, cooked both in the chicken and on the side ( and tasty extra corn bread for afternoon snacking), a side of brussel sprouts, rolls, leftover sweet potatoes, and a light salad w. Mandarin oranges and avocado.
We'll have to do the beets again. And after dinner Chris pulled up Alton Brown's Good Eats episode on Beets, which was fun to watch, too.
All in all a nice week. Besides being social, Brian's been working hard on his dissertation --his defense is December 14. I've been catching up on laundry, taking care of Rosie, and trying to finish reading Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death in time to review it for the next issue of Drink Tank.
Nothing like an intense fantasy full of people treating each other badly to make you appreciate having friends and family who treat each other well. :)
Does make me want to meet some camels though.