In my last post, I made mention of having an occasion to wear my Mother-of-the-Bride outfit again. It's been more than 2 years since the wedding and I was delighted to have an opportunity to don it once more.
Here I am with my friend Joan
And here's a closer view of the top (V2607), now finally OOP. I loved wearing it again; I don't have many chances to get this dressed up!
Christmas was a mellow time for us; Maggie and David came up on Wednesday and stayed till Monday morning. We did a lot of cooking, as always. I made
Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto with Mushrooms in my Instant Pot
On Christmas Eve, which is when we have our special dinner, I made (again in
the Instant Pot!) this beautiful vegetable salad, from Rancho Gordo's website
Yes, I'm a bean freak!
To go with the salad, I made Roasted Halibut with Furikake and Capers...
It was very tasty!
Christmas morning was beautiful and calm, just as I like it!
Maggie took this for a photography workshop she is taking...and it won first place in a peer student group!
My one foray into sewing for Christmas is this shirt I made for Dave, M4079, my TNT (tried 'n true) which is OOP. (Out of Print)
The fabric is a lovely quality cotton flannel from Mood Fabrics. Those who sew will understand that stripe-matching BOTH horizontally and vertically is a challenge! Dave is appreciative, as always.
We had left-overs for dinner, and David made a wonderful apple pie...
Saturday morning, Dave had to practice for a music event at his church, so I took Maggie and David out for brunch...we began with Champagne Cocktails
and sat in front of the fire, lovely on a chilly morning.
As is obvious, I have been using my Instant Pot regularly...I made this for New Years Day...
favorites, too. For New Year's Eve in front of the fireplace, we had seared
scallops and garlicky potatoes and broccoli.
I think maybe that's enough about food...I may have to change the name of this blog to A Fool for Food...
The exciting news around here is that I am going to Paris in October with Marcy and Katherine Tilton...And Shams, and, maybe, my friend Joan are going too! I hope Paris is ready for the three of us....
On a final note, I bought an interesting ombre vest by Stella Carakaski...
and use my shawl-turned-poncho when it's cold...
Thanks for your patience in reading this...I had a lot to show and tell!