Christmas is over. As I type, The Wife and The Kid are assembling a Lego set from The Little Mermaid, courtesy of my brother-in-law. That should keep them busy until school is back in session next week.
The holiday haul was great. Al Dente HQ is now home to an 8-cup Cuisinart food processor, a 12-inch cast iron pan, a black slate serving board, a Foodsaver, and some brand spankin’ new Oxo gadgetry. I also acquired two new cookbooks. My friend Mary Kate, she of my trips to Founding Farmers and Jaleo, got me The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink from the Restaurant Owned by American Family Farmers. The Kid gave me Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything. The first came in handy for Christmas dinner. The latter, well, I’ve been finding recipes from Down South that were used as previews when the book was released. Two of them have appeared here.
I’m going to post the results of Christmas dinner on Monday, followed by some year-end stuff this week. And, if I get crafty, there might be some “What I did with my leftovers” type stuff. Anyhow, I’ll post until New Years Eve, then shut it down again until January 5, 2015.
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