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Monday, October 15, 2007

Fall Cooking

Yesterday, we had some friends over for dinner. We often talk about having friends over, but we rarely ever do it. In part, we have very busy lives, so it is hard for us to know when we will have free time. However, on this occasion, a friend asked my Other Half to take a photo for his bar mitzva (he's a 40-something year old convert to Judaism). Since he (and his partner) were coming over for photos, we decided to serve them dinner as well.

Before you start thinking how nice and generous we are, we should disclose that they invite us for dinner at least once per year. They have a beautiful house (actually, two of them...they don't live together). They are such great hosts that we feel a bit inadequate with our cluttered house and our lack of invitations for dinner.

However, we had all the ingredients for a fun dinner with friends. We still have a lot of salmon from our Alaska trip this August. Our last few farm shares have sent us a lot of squash. We decided that salmon and squash would be a good dinner combo. The food and the company made for a great dinner.

Here are some random comments that tangentially relate to this dinner:
  • I hated squash as a kid. Now that I'm grown up, I don't mind it as much. I still think it's not my favorite food, but when we steam it with some garlic, it can be pretty darn good!
  • Our summer farm share has ended, but we signed up for a winter share. Now, we are getting produce every two weeks. It's going to be a lot of stored vegetables, as well as root vegetables. Hopefully, it is as good as our summer share.
  • We can't help but compare our house to that of our friends. Right now, our house looks like it needs a lot of TLC. We aren't often home enough to organize and put things away, so there are a lot of "piles" laying around. We are hoping for some time to make our home not so trashy.
That's it. Have a good Monday.


Blogger David said...

My wife and I love to have dinner guests over as well, but we suffer from acute clutter. Inviting friends over usually means we get to enjoy a clean house for a while.

The farm share sounds interesting. What exactly is that?

12:53 PM  

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