Weekend Cooking

My daughter has been home from Europe about a week, but it has been so hectic with other things going on that we haven’t really had a big “Welcome Back” style family dinner, so I’m thinking tomorrow will be it.  Certain foods have always meant home and family as far as I am concerned.  Tomorrow will be some of her favorites:

  • Ginger Glazed Ham (Cooked out on the grill,  kinda, sorta adaptation of one of Nigella’s early recipes. )
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Roasted Vegetables in Olive Oil with Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper (bought some pink sea salt to try for this)
  • Cornbread (Chef Spike’s recipe, a family favorite)
  • Chopped Salad
  • Dessert , hmmmm maybe Sticky Treacle Pudding  or Creme Fraiche with Berries drizzled with some honey

Along with the food, we have several bottles of wine and some beer so it should be a good time.


Memories of My Dad

Go first in the world, go forth with your fears
Remember a price must be paid
Be always too soon, be never too fast
At the time when all bets must be laid
Beware of the darkness, be kind to your children
Remember the woman who waits
And the house you live in will never fall down
If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate

–  Gordon Lightfoot

Tonight, having both my children home, made me think of my Dad for some reason.  He loved music and the Yankees with equal passion.  My strongest childhood memories of  him always were linked to music.  He had eclectic tastes including Big Brother and the Holding Company, Caruso, Sinatra, and the Beatles, but he seemed to  really love the folk-rock singer songwriters like Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot.  I remember listening to this song with him as clearly as if it were yesterday.