Monday, December 29, 2008

Most remarkable weekend

Time flies. I don't know how it happens but it's true.

Friday night, Paul decided to make one of his favorite meals of all time, cous cous and lamb. I am always adventurous when it comes to Paul's cooking since he has never let me down. And this meal was no exception. Like every time he makes something new, we evaluate the meal and jot down ideas to make it better. This meal was a home run. We have a couple of things to tweak but it is going to make it into our Sunday night rotation, giving me lunch for the week. :) Full recipe and recap over at the Cafe.

Saturday night was the wedding of some good friends. Paul and I volunteered to take the wedding pictures, not only did we take a lot of pictures, we had an awful lot of fun. We wish Dave and AJ a lifetime of happiness.

Sunday night, we visited with our friends, Abi, Steve, Jon and Grace and the cutest 18 month old on the planet, Noah. With four exceptional cooks (and shoppers), the meal was off the charts - no surprise. I was particularly enamored with the crab appetizers, the bourbon slushes and the tomatoes with Parmesan cheese, put under the broiler. If I can cajole these wonderful people to share these recipes, we can post them in the cafe. (Yes, I said bourbon slushes - scooped up like ice cream and ....oh my goodness....YUM).

Today, we had the joy of a few hours of sunshine. Mr. Handsome took full advantage of the weather, hanging out with Paul and hunting in the backyard. It was a gorgeous day until about 2pm, when the clouds rolled in and the winds picked up.

We have a busy week. Samson needs a coif, I need a book, we need to replenish a bare cupboard and celebrate a couple of great dates - New Year's Eve and our anniversary. We have so much for which to be thankful and are grateful for such a wonderful time off to reflect and rejuvenate. Enjoy your evening!


Lisa said...

Could you please clarify something for me? Is that the same yard where, last week, there was two feet of snow? Am I to believe the snow in West Michigan is all gone? Because, if that's the case, I may cry. Right here. Right now. It's not going to be pretty!


Deirdre Honner said...

It was four feet of snow ... and no, that's our neighbor's yard with no snow.... Maybe our yard has ALL the snow for you and the tot. Or maybe I am telling fibs. :^(

Gary said...

I was going to ask you, "What happened to your 4' of snow", but now I want to know, how far is your neighbor, and how come they don't have any snow?


Deirdre Honner said...


My neighbor is right next door. :( Our friend Lisa came all the way from AZ to visit winter, and all our snow is gone. Four feet of snow melted with the rain after Christmas. It was wild to see thunderstorms and watch the melting snow flood our streams and creeks.

But the good news is that we are expecting some snow so we might have some snow for Lisa's visit. :)