Friday, December 07, 2007

How can it be Pearl Harbor Day already?

YIKES! And how is your Christmas gift-making/shopping going? I'm not sure why, but I always get a mental block before my mom's big holiday party - I just can't get much else done until after it's over. It's the same Sunday every year, and I have to make those dozens of undecorated sugar cookies for the kids to load up with sugary stuff. What I don't think she knows is that the recipe is from my first cookbook - 1972 edition of the Betty Crocker Boys and Girls Cookbook - the secret about mine is that I use grated grapefruit rind rather than lemon. It's a very nice party, amazing food, good drinks, some of my friends come, but it's always the lobster scampi that I wait for. I am such a brat when it comes to this - I stand right in the front of the line... it must be the only child in me! Harry makes it so yummy and rich (he adds lots of red pepper and heavy cream and over buttered white toast points) - good thing it's only served once a year or I'd be as big as a house!

I do have a few things on the needles - but I can't talk about them because all of them are gifts! My Ravelry Chevron Scarf is currently taking a breather, but I absolutely love working on it and can't wait for my Christmas knitting and spinning to be done so I can complete it.

Well, break is over and I have to get back to work... more later this month... promise!

1 comment:

witchcityknitter said...

I hope some of that yarn goodness is for your friends.
I know that those cookies are always a hit too! Enjoy the party!