Now that it’s gotten too cold out to garden, what have I been doing? Well, in honor of Thanksgiving, there’s been plenty of eating. Actually, Cute W and I got an early start when we went out to eat with friends at The Nest in downtown Schenectady. We’d had take-out before, but this was our first time dining in, and the whole place is super-cute and the food is delicious. We decided to go with a whole bunch of different small plates so that we could try tons of things. Here were some of our favorites:
If there are ever fried green tomatoes on a menu, I want to be involved, Cute W tried the ribs and immediately decided we should order more, and we managed to scrape the cute little mini iron skillet clean. I am not a bread pudding gal, myself, but everyone else loved it while I had to restrain myself from licking the little ceramic dish of the last remnants of Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, which was, as I’d hoped, heavy on the chocolate.
We headed to Kansas City to spend Thanksgiving with Cute W’s family and meet up with M, whose college is a four-hour drive from there house. M brought along her girlfriend (!!), whom we’d met already, but who bravely opted to spend the holidays with ten of M’s family members simultaneously. And the girlfriend brought us wine, which, 1) thank-you-very-much-I-needed-that, and 2) my daughter is so old that her guests bring wine.
This was also the first time that I’d made cheeseball, a classic from my family’s side, for Cute W’s family, and I’m pleased to report that it was very well-received (should have done some sort of time-lapse photography; this may have taken about 15 minutes).
to balance all of this out I continue to work out, and I am super-excited to have a new Megan Davies workout coming very soon, and it is helping me to persist through the final fifth of my 100-day commitment to Jericho’s workouts. Plus, it’s really been pretty mild weather for walking, don’t you think? I have a new walking activity, which I’ll tell you about later, and of course I am overdue for the J-goes-abroad status report, so that’s coming soon. Until then, Bon Apetit!