I guess I need to post, it's been forever! Nothing seems super exciting now after all the Christmas hoopla, but I did schedule some lunches out with friends, a dinner party, and a game night, and (most importantly) I'm starting to cook again! My poor family the last couple of months has been suffering with quickie meals and pizza most nights.
Over Christmas break we went to Jeff's parents' house for a couple of days and like usual it was heaven. His mom just takes care of me and "be's the mom" you know? I love it when someone else "be's the mom" for a while. I get tired. Anyway, I started pasting all the new recipe clippings I've collected in the last couple of years (I know. You should see how out of date my family picture scrapbooks are.) into my recipe scrapbooks, and I got all inspiredish.
Anyway this week we had Mol`e chicken (I can't figure out how to put the accent mark over the letter! I didn't want you to think I was serving moles...), and Meditteranean strip steaks with feta, avocados and grilled lemons, and we'll have gnocchi with butternut squash, and greek salads, and a vegetable casserole made with polenta, and lions and tigers and bears oh my! Anyway, I'm excited about food again.
Here's the link for the steaks tonight, I crumbled the feta, avocados, lemon zest, and oregano together though, and added chopped grape tomatoes. Jeff loved it (and he's not a big feta fan, and doesn't like avocados usually).
California dreamin', with friends
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