Monday, December 11, 2017

Where Did The Weekend Go?

Good Morning!

So, tell me, where did the weekend go?  Here I am back at work Monday morning and it seems like the weekend was a dream.

We ended up staying home on Saturday.  The snow started at our house around 9:30 or 10:00 and pretty much snowed all day.  We ended up with about 3.5".  Just enough to make the roads messy.  I had planned to bake cookies if we stayed home, but I never managed to get around to that.  I did a lot of laundry and had a delightful  nap instead.  There was some knitting - yay!

Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful but very cold.  I was in the kitchen all day cooking.  Colin and Mailing came for dinner and to decorate our tree.  In the morning I made a Cranberry Pie from Smitten Kitchen which was delicious.  By the time that was done it was time to start dinner.  I was making a 7 hour leg of lamb (really 5 hours).  Lamb is one of those dishes that I enjoy occasionally, but sometimes it's a little too gamey.  When the leg started cooking I thought I was going to be sick!  However, it ended up being one of the best ones I've ever made.  It was delicious with lots of caramelized onions, carrots, garlic, potatoes and tomatoes.  I also made a kale & Brussels sprouts salad.  And we had Compari Spritzers (thanks Mary for the recipe!).

This guy was ready for dinner:

Too funny.  He was anxious to have a taste, but got frustrated and went outside when he realized there was no place set at the table for him!

I missed it on Saturday, but Fletch said Tyg was out in the snow on his belly...sticking his nose into it and having a grand time.  Colin and Mailing took their indoor cats out on leashes and they enjoyed it for about 5 minutes and then were ready to come back inside.

This is promising to be another busy week.  I forgot to get any pictures of our tree - will try to do that soon. 

Happy Birthday to Colin who is 28 today!!


  1. The snow gave me an opportunity to stay home and knit also! I had to shovel, but it was quite nice to get out, enjoy the quiet peacefulness, and the feel like I had earned plenty of time sitting and knitting. Happy Birthday to Colin and Happy Colin's Birthday to you!

  2. Tell me about it! I was so busy fussing over Burton, I didn't get anything accomplished this weekend and now its gone!

    Tyg looks as if he would be a delightful dinner guest!

  3. I had to check it out and that cranberry pie recipe looks so yummy!!!!

  4. Snowy days are great if you don't have to drive on the slick streets. I'm glad your weekend was a good one.

  5. Happy birthday, Colin! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Oh that photo of Tyg. He surely looks annoyed that his plate is EMPTY!!! I love that boy!

  6. Yup-I sympathize-I feel like my house is in a warp speed time zone right now, too! The cat is too cute waiting for his supper!

  7. I made that SK's cranberry pie for Thanksgiving and it was a BIG hit! Your kitty looks like a perfectly behaved dinner guest. . .

  8. Tyg how could they say no to you??? You are so handsome!!!
    Cranberry Pie? Oh dear Fireman loves all thing cranberry. I may have to...

  9. Tyg has bad luck at that table! What a terrific picture, and what a Personality Cat.

  10. Your dinner sounds delicious; my mom made lamb, but I haven't had it in years (Marc is NOT a fan). Tyg looks like a most well-behaved dinner guest and I'm fascinated that there are cats who like snow. Tyg is surely one of a kind!

  11. happy birthday C!! Love the photo of the kitty waiting for dinner.

  12. By now the week has gone by in a blur. Hope yours was wonderful. Happy Birthday to Colin.