Thursday, January 3, 2008

It's Been Awhile...

Sorry for not posting for awhile. I've been busy. Back off!

So, where was I? Oh yeah. Christmas was a lot of fun, albeit a couple of weeks ago. I had to work on Christmas eve, but was off at 5, so not too bad. The wife and I hosted her parents, my sisters, and my sister's husband and twin 8-year-old boys for dinner and gifts. It was fun, but a lot of hard work. Our menu was as follows:

- Pan-fried chicken cutlets and Portobello mushroom caps smothered in a gorgonzola/pear/wine sauce
- Potato-Cheese Casserole (thank you Betty Crocker)
- Salad
- Oyster Chowder, made completely from scratch. It was hard, but delicious.
- Crescent Rolls

All of those items were great, and were a big hit. The big disappointment of the night was our pumpkin squash raviolis, smothered in a brown butter sage walnut sauce. We made the filling from scratch the day before, hand-stuffed the ravioli skins, and refrigerated them on wax paper. What we didn't think of was that the squash had liquid inside it, and made the pasta all squishy overnight. So when we boiled them, it became an orange goopy mess. Needless to say, we didn't eat it, although the sauce was delicious.

Now to the presents... one of which was a Nintendo Wii. I'll tell you all about it in my next blog, I swear. I'll also write about our experience on Christmas Day at the Rose Garden, watching the Blazers drag the Sonics sorry ass up and down the court.

I give this Christmas Eve dinner: 12 "impossible to crack open so you have to steam them" oysters. Delish!

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