This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Nov 28, 2006

divine dinner

the husband's mom came to town for her first american thanksgiving (canada has thanksgiving too, but in october) actually i think she was most excited about the after thanksgiving sales she had heard so much about. and boy did she shop.. practically every day she was here! we managed to squeeze in some good meals with family throughout her stay. not forgetting the main thanksgiving meal itself.. dad made the turkey and broccoli&rice casserole, while i made all the sides (green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, etc) followed by a plethora of pies.. but the best dinner out, was when she treated us to chez nous (i had seen the yummy pictures of this place from annie's site) and the best part as usual at many upscale restaurants was the appetizers... foie gras and escargots, my mouth is watering just thinking about them. next time i think that's all i'll order as our chateaubriand was HUGE.. but still delicious, although it left barely any room for the gran marnier souffle.

since thanksgiving has past that means it's time to go all out with the christmas spirit. many of my neighbors had their lights up by friday. i managed to put up a few things.. changed out the wreath, set out a lighted topiary tree, wrapped our light post with garland and a bow... and inside set up the tree sans decor, and decorated the mantle. i'm hoping to put up some lights outside this weekend.. and decorate my tree.. pictures when it's complete :)