December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas to us!

One of my best friends is coming tonight to stay with us for a week, so we did our personal Christmas celebration yesterday. Three things made me cry while overall the day was wonderful.
  • I read this article over breakfast. It’s about a building in Chicago that’s impacting one of the worst neighborhoods in the city.
  • We watched this show on PBS about an intergenerational housing solution for seniors and foster kids.
  • For our movie selection we saw The Pursuit of Happyness. Powerful, thought provoking and very well done.
For dinner, let me just say that I like to learn a new skill by jumping off the deep end. I’ve never roasted a turkey, or even a chicken, but I decided to make Cornish hens coated with a balsamic glaze and stuffed with porcini & shitake mushrooms, veggies and wild rice. Jrex walked to the wine store around the corner and picked a smooth, slightly earthy Pinot Noir for our wine.

I almost forgot to take a picture of dessert. I managed to make a delicious crème brulee.

Thanks to this cook book, the hens were tender and juicy while the crème brulee was crusty and smooth!

Jrex wrote me a great poem about home and us. All in all, the perfect Christmas. We hope each of you enjoy as wonderful a day tomorrow and for the rest of the Christmas season.

4 comments:

Snickollet said...

Sounds like a truly wonderful (not to mention delicious) celebration.

Enjoy the time with your friend.

Rachel said...

That meal looks delicious. Yum!

Merry Christmas.

Beloved said...

Wow! That food looks fantastic. I'll have to look into that cookbook.

Happy holidays!

bg's Little Sis said...

Sound wonderful, looks fantastic! Thank goodness my husband is the cook and I get the wine. Hope the upcoming visit is great too!