Archive | January 2014

Last Hands of Last Year

Ellie making gravy

Ellie making gravy

Michael carving turkey

Michael carving turkey

Mary pouring wine

Mary pouring wine

This last series of hands from last year only make me want to keep collecting hands. These first three are from Thanksgiving dinner at my house. There are not a lot of restaurants where we live, just a handful, and most are so far away that we usually prefer to share meals at one house or another. There are many excellent cooks in my circle of friends, and we live in the boonies. One or two nights a week some or many of us come together to break bread; usually everybody brings a dish to share, sometimes one person prepares the whole meal or the bulk of it. And boy do we eat well!

Deb rolling cookie dough

Deb rolling cookie dough

Joli reaches for candy

Joli reaches for candy

Mary opening a homemade vanilla creme sandwich cookie

Mary opening a homemade vanilla creme sandwich cookie

Dawn dunks a cookie

Dawn dunks a cookie

Jim makes pizza

Jim makes pizza

JT serves soup

JT serves soup

Joli serves linzer torte

Joli serves linzer torte

Cynthia carves the roast

Cynthia carves the roast

John wears a napkin ring

John wears a napkin ring

Deb dances Rocky

Deb dances Rocky

Connie grates nutmeg onto homemade Brandy Alexander

Connie grates nutmeg onto homemade Brandy Alexander

Todd holds Rocky

Todd holds Rocky

Cynthia slices homemade sourdough

Cynthia slices homemade sourdough

Chris serves Chicken Marbella

Chris serves Chicken Marbella

Michael plays with his gag gift

Michael plays with his gag gift

Todd contemplates Rummy Kub

Todd contemplates Rummy Kub