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!!