Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season!
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This post is dedicated to my cousin, LG, who is laid up, sicker than a, ahem, dog. May the Pickle-force be with you, L.
Knock-knock! Don’t you wish you were trick-or-treating at my house? Here’s who’s answering the door this year:
Here it is, folks, what you’ve all been waiting for:
And he’s been wearing this the past week as his more low-key Halloween gear. (He’ll be answering the door as a cheerleader, of course).
I live for holidays. The older I get, the more enjoyable and important they become. Easter is one of the holidays The Man and I celebrate away from our families, so we have to make it extra fun. Naturally that means special food that I look forward to.
So here’s what I’m looking forward to on Sunday. You’ll note my intense Sour Tooth of late. I don’t know what’s up with my taste buds, but I can’t get enough SOUR these days.
- Butter lettuce salad with grapefruit and avocado
- Scalloped cauliflower with ham (using the scalloped potatoes recipe from my 1974 Joy of Cooking)
- Otto’s bockwursts, grilled (makes my mouth water just thinking about it), with mustard and sauerkraut
- Keylime panna cotta
- Iced tea and/or pinot noir, depending on our moods
Also, Pickle LOVES Easter. My guess is that he likes hunting edible, colorful things (eggs) around the house with his pack. Here’s one of my favorite Pickle Easter photos. He bats the eggs around and tries to eat them.
And I say good riddance to 2009 as well.
Here’s what I’ll be doing tonight:
My sister is a fellow homemade hoochaholic. Over the holiday we swapped, so now I have–in order of preference: strawberry (hers), quince (mine), pomegranate (hers), and apricot (mine). Yum!
And a belated Merry Christmas to all from Mr. Pickle!
- “Happy Halloween!” –Pickle
More dog torture:
- Please…help me.
And for those of you looking for a last-minute Halloween treat, this pumpkin fudge is quite easy and surprisingly tasty. Here it is in the pan on its way to work with me:
- Mmmm, pumpkiny!
Happy Halloween to all!