I rarely go for over a week not writing something. The usual suspect would be that I'm travelling to my bucket list places. But, lately I've spent time with family, cooking and being wined and dined.
A week or so ago my sister surprised my mom for her 84th (!!) birthday. Chris became my official meatball tester as a pot of sauce simmered away on the stove top. She excelled at this job! Then the feast of pasta and chocolate cake. I think I got the "secret to the sauce" finally down!
Then, we were invited over to my son and his beautiful bride's home (newly remodeled) for a feast of barbecued ribs, mashed roasted cauliflower and grilled veggies, followed by a special flavor from Jingleheimer-Schmidt's reserve ice cream, Earl Grey . Yum...I love ice cream, but especially my son's.
|Appetizers...avocado tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze|
|Earl Grey ice cream|
I'm not much for St. Patrick Day festivities, even though I am Irish. I don't look good in green and I don't really care for corned beef. But, I wanted the luck of the Irish to ooze into my being, so I partook in an annual St Patrick day dinner my mom and dad religiously have. I really had to inspect my closet for a smidgen of green clothing. (It was tough) They put on a spread that any lucky leprechaun would be proud of. I missed having the Irish coffee though, because this girl was driving and the police were out in droves! I'll take a rain check on that!
All in all it's been a nice couple of weeks spending time with friends and family. The weather is getting bearable and seasonably warm...flowers are starting to bloom, birds are singing and life is good...