Monday, December 22, 2008
On Sunday the car did not leave the garage. The snow was unrelenting. It was a day for jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, books, and dvds. I did a walk in run to the grocery store and fussed in the kitchen, prepping for a 'Solstice Dinner' we were hosting for Anna Rae's faithful and true friend, Christine, and her parents. The girls have been friends since second grade and never a holiday break goes by without at least one dinner together. I was truly impressed and very happy when their trusty Volvo brought them to our door last night. I fixed an Apple Cranberry Stuffed pork loin roast and it was delicious and it looked pretty on the platter. Aside from grilling, I am pretty much a novice at cooking meat, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a recipe that worked.
Our deck table looked like this when they left:
And this was our street:
It is so nice to have friends that brave conditions like this to join us for dinner. Not to mention, they brought a yummy appetizer, a Cran-Apple Cake, and homemade truffles!