It will be another weekend of baking. I’m looking forward to trying Kim’s walnut recipe as well as the home-made cranberry sauce. Yum! Margie also had posted a Grand Marnier Truffle recipe that will be made in time for New Years Eve. I will say one thing about blogging, although I’m not big on cooking, all the recipes that have been posted the past couple of months may make a cook out of me yet! Hubby may have some stiff competition. 😉 Of course right now he is wondering, ‘where is my wife and what have you done with her?’
Last night I attended a cookie swap at the home of an acquaintance. With cookies in tow I made my way to the door. The host and her mother answered. I was introduced to a few others in attendance. The host is the same person who had told me about the association she belongs to for people who can trace their lineage back to the Revolutionary War. I decided last night that I did not want to join this group. Here is why. The conversation throughout the night by several individuals tended to be all about who they were related to and what hall was named after Grandpa so & so who did such & such toward the forwarding and advancement for blah, blah, blah. Many could trace both sides of their families back to that era.
While I do have one relative from that era I guess I just don’t see what the big deal is. I didn’t fight the damn war at the time and neither did they. Although it is interesting to know one’s family history I certainly wouldn’t wear it like the congressional medal of honor. Its like taking credit for a job you didn’t do. I just don’t get it. After about 10 minutes I was ready to pack up my cookies and head home. There’s only so much of one’s blue blood family history one can take, especially from a veritable stranger. I was tempted to let them know that the food court at M.I.T. was named after a relative of mine and I’m proud because we all enjoy cafeteria food so so much.
I did manage to sit by a very friendly girl and enjoyed chatting with her. I really do need to get out more. After about another 45 minutes or so, and hearing about how another’s 3-year-old wanted diamond earrings for Christmas, I decided to make a break for it. Although I wasn’t uncomfortable with the surroundings I was somewhat bored and obviously annoyed. It’s just a different life.
Well Hubby comes home today! We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate and I’m hoping we’ll close the office a little early today (fingers crossed). Its grown quite chilly here. The temp says 56 degrees outside. This morning was wonderfully and beautifully foggy with the rising sun filtering in. It just feels like Christmas. The animals were well-behaved and while the Weasely One slept in this morning, Abby and I enjoyed a good game of fetch in the kitchen before I headed off to work.
In addition to baking this weekend, I have a new appetizer recipe to post here regarding cranberries for December’s Bake Quest. I hope you’ll all enjoy it. 🙂