Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Beautiful Day in Portland: Merry Christmas to All and Now Can the Snow Please Melt?

It's Christmas and the Winter Wonderland of Portland continued. We scrapped our trip to Corvallis and stayed right here at home. Karen came to dinner this afternoon, trekking the 1.5 blocks from the Little House in the Big City to the Slightly Bigger House in the Big City. Once again, Marcella Hazan served us well and we cooked up the Drunken Pork Roast from the Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking along with bourbon-spiked yams, roasted asparagus, Brussels sprouts with mustard butter, and some home-baked bread. I bought dessert over at the New Seasons. A nice Montepulciano d'Abruzzo topped it off.

As we were sitting in the living room enjoying the fire after dinner, Nancy was nostalgic over the nostalgia of the WPIX Yule Log, something all New Yorkers treasure. Lacking the technology to watch the real thing, we made our own...

Merry Christmas to all!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I always learn something new reading "Looking at Life". Thanks John and Merry Christmas!