Friday, December 26, 2008

Until next time...

I survived it, all of it! The high holidays, like natural childbirth stories just aren't complete without pain and disaster. A dancing-table-breaking-drunken-uncle, hemorrhoids-these little oddities make life rich and colorful. Luckily, all of the rich and colorful antics took place on the East Coast-All Quiet On The Western Front! Here are some pics and bits:

The Party: Yes, the one I mentioned with actual real live people. Good times, their sofa was positioned perfectly. I found the lager and a spot in the far (read: farthest) right corner of the room. No battle hymns though...the battle was taking place between my occipital lobe and my small intestines after a bit of the fine lager. Methinks I'm still fragile from my bout with the cooties. But do get a load of my war paint!


The Baking: I have a bone to pick with Alton Brown and his flour free coconut macaroons, they were tasty but more candy than cookie consistency and not at all aesthetically pleasing enough for cookie tray presentation. I had to ditch the first batch, add some flour and try again. The chocolate crinkles on the other hand were a hit!



The Cooking: Blood alcohol level notwithstanding everything was delicious. Rave reviews from the carnivores on the taramosalata (I didn't cheat-I wanted to though) lemon chicken and potatoes which tends to worry me since I prepare meat dishes without tasting them myself. "Spin"akopita, and the veggie moussaka (I totally should've taken pictures of the layers.) equally awesome. My veggie moussaka has the power to convert carnivores. Believe me. Considers e-mailing guest for testimonials.


The Rest: We couldn't ask for a better Christmas, the love, the traditions, the food, the friends; old and new, the laughs, the rain, the Danish Butter cookies, the sofa-sized new bike seat (see: Danish Butter Cookies), Santa, the reindeer, my Dictionary of American Writers, Rocky Horror Picture Show on DVD so I can do "the time warp again" and again and again, new cookbooks, toys that make me giddier than Yael and, loads of love-filled gazes for Jordan! Laughs at Fly-tie.

Now, until next time-where are my pajamas? Oh and,how are all of you?! Good times abound?
Peace

10 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Glad to hear you survived it all!

I wonder if I remember how to put on war paint?

The cookies look divine...flour is key.

Your Greek meal...mmmmmm...

The new bike seat...damn butter cookies.

Daisy said...

Your eye makeups look pretty!

shiborigirl said...

So glad you had a good holiday.

Flour: my favorite joke about flour comes from my favorite comedienne, Rita Rudner. She said in her dry tone of voice, "how come when you mix flour and water, you get glue? Then you add eggs and sugar and you get cake... where does the glue go?!?"

Your chocolate crinkles and mine - looks like we're both going to go to the gym tomorrow. :-)

Happy New Year!

Kate

BeadedTail said...

Your war paint is beautiful! The food looks fabulous! And how wonderful to have no guilt over butter cookies because of the bike seat!

BlossomingTree said...

So glad you all had a wonderful time. The baking...the cooking...it all looks delicious.

Kathy said...

Sounds like a good time. The vegetarian fare sounds wonderful. My carnivore has to cook his own animal body parts. I can't do it. We had a great day yesterday with our kids, who are all adults. Lots of food, fun, laughter and wii! What a game that is!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Well look at Miss. Va Va Voom =). The sweets looked delicious. Everything looked delicious... I suddenly want some potatoes, lol.

fly tie said...

yeah, the picture of those two is too precious! :-D

though i have no real clue about makeup, i always think i'm pretty good at spotting some that's well-done. yours looks great.

those pictures of the sweets are not at all helping this urge i've been having all day to run out and buy sugar laden muffins, cookies, or something!

mmmm...butter cookies...

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Tameka, you are gorgeous, eye makeup or not:)

Meka said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I see the Greek food was a success!

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