Back in mid November the weather forecasters scared us into staying home telling us we were about to be hit by Snowmegadon. We had a little ice in the morning but nothing like we were threatened with. By then Carla and I were in the mood to make something warm and comforting. Jay next door… Continue reading Spaghetti and Meatballs with the Watsons
We weren’t going to have many people over for Thanksgiving – just 12 or 13 compared to the past 20 or more. My brother-in-law deep fries a turkey which is delicious and I usually roast one. But since we were having a smallish group I decided to go for Turkey breast en cocotte or Turkey… Continue reading Thanksgiving Prep
Our oldest son Jeff married the love of his life, Sarah, on November 9. Although our families live less than two miles apart it took a whilefor them to get together. Carla and Sarah’s mother, Nancy, attended a wedding shower for Cynthia, a high school friend of Andrew. Cynthia’s mom, Clara, knew that neither Jeff… Continue reading Jeff and Sarah’s Wedding!
We’ve been busy! I made this soup at the beginning of the month, but we immediately took off for California for our son’s wedding. Pictures and descriptions of that will be up soon but I want to start today with tortilla soup. Hello, my name is Howard and I love tortilla soup. I’ve made and… Continue reading Tortilla Soup
After This by Alice McDermott My rating: 4 of 5 stars NOTE: Possible spoiler alerts. A very good story about the lives of Mary Keane, her husband John, and their kids Jacob, Michael, Annie, and Clare. As in her novel Someone, Annie McDermott follows lives through many years; here we start just after World War… Continue reading Book Report: After This by Alice McDermott