Swabbing the deck . . .
Wiping the counters . . .
Finally resting my feet . . .
With a glass of excellent Riesling at my side ~ I've been in the kitchen for eight hours straight, I kid you not!
I've had a day-long cook on tap for several days, but even now, I've had to fit it in. The morning was full of many tasks outside the house, so once I locked on, I was locked in! :D
Here's a look at the menu:
*Sugar and Cinnamon Almonds (oh. my. gosh! Thank you TTapp forums!!!)
*Homemade Hot Cocoa (because it's been indescribably cold here!)
* Spicy Black Beans (kudos to Amy's Table for this delicious dish!)
* 1-2-3-4-5 (Pork Ribs in Asian Sauce for multiple dishes, Thank you, Charlotte!)
*Bethany's Refried Beans with out the Refry (because I'm rehabilitating my boy . . .)
*Pioneer Womans' Burritos (paired with Bethany's Refrieds, to rehabilitate my boy . . .)
then . . . because I hadn't yet done enough! A batch of
* Chicken Marinara (an amazingly easy dish, that pleases everyone in my house!)
I sliced and diced no less than four onions, a whole garlic bud, three jalapeños, and have lived to tell about it! :)
My freezer is well stocked now, my tummy is full, and I'm happy to report my family is equally happy this eve. Hearing the noise of their delighted putting-up-the-Christmas-tree antics was well worth the foot wear.
While I've no photos of my delectables, I do have pics of the antics. Wanna see? :D
Ok, wait a minute . . . I"m wiped! There is no way I've the energy to edit these pics, as fun as they are . . . Choosers, use your imagination.
Tomorrow's post, comin' right up! LOL