Let me be clear. I am self-taught cook – aka- I have been known to botch a meal or two and I can’t for the life of me bake. That being said, I made two of the best meals I have ever cooked this past weekend.
Saturday night I whipped up Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Filet Mignon, Fresh Creamed Spinach and Baked French Fries. Accompanied by terrific friends and a delicious bottle of Clua wine (Spain), the meal was divine.
On the heels of the delightful meal, I produced a traditional Italian Sunday dinner for a very special birthday lady, my mother-in-law, where we celebrated among family with warm homemade Foccia bread, Fresh Mozzarella and a fine “gravy” of meatballs and sausage.
Needless to say that by Sunday evening, I was pooped. Did I mention in between my cooking escapades, we had one birthday party, a trip to ShopRite mid-day days before the big holidays, Nutcracker rehearsals and me nursing a cold.
So how does this relate to being thankful? Easy. I am thankful I am NOT hosting Thanksgiving this year! Instead, I can simply make my contribution to the dinner I was invited to and simply enjoy the day!
I would like to say “I can’t believe how quickly this month passed”, but that would be an understatement. Instead, I would like to thank everyone who joined me inthe Twenty-Two Days of Thanks. Whether through posts on Facebook or your blog or twitter, I appreciated everyone’s thoughts and posts of thanks. We have just have 3 more days…….
Photo Credit: PartyBluPrints created this terrific idea in which I shared with my family and friends. This Giving Tree greets all of our guests 🙂