Yes, I am a bit late to the party. After Christmas we kind of took it easy, ate out once and just basically stayed home. We had our usual traditional Southern New Year's day meal, which this year if I do say so myself, was exceptional. We were so hungry (because of a slow moving COP8-3 mission ahem!) when it was ready there was no time for cameras! Besides, it isn't really phtogenic food, at least not with my camera skills. The menu:
Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
Turnips Greens (for good fortune $)
Black eyed Peas (for good luck)
Cornbread (because it's good with turnip greens' pot likker)
Mac and Cheese (because it's just plain good)
It was terrific and we dined for a couple of days on these goodies. Also made a lovely white bean and turnip green soup with the last of the greens.
Then, on Saturday after New Years we had a major plumbing disaster. No details but it took several days to fix with laundry and dishes piling up in the meantime, and life was just out of joint. On Tuesday the nicest plumber in the world from Drip Free Plumbing Craig Whittaker (770-532-8299) came to our house and in very very cold weather dug a giant hole in our front yeard and fixed the problem. It took him most of the day. He also changed out an ugly supply line thingy for me. And he charged so little, we wanted to pay him more.
Ok so yes, an advertisement to a very limited audience, most of whom don't live in ATL, but he was so nice I had to do it.
All of this to say, life has been a little disrupted, back to cooking and blogging very soon. Hope you are still reading.
See you soon.