Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The Busy Season
The last few days have been a flurry of activity with shopping, planning, dinners and parties. On Christmas Day I joined my good friends Julie and Dave (many of you know them) at their house for an afternoon of cooking and then eating. I took the top photo from their patio around the time the eating began. The sun was getting low in the sky and lit up the distant mountain beautifully.
I caught Julie and my good friend David putting the finishing touches on the main dish. We had a Moroccan themed meal for our Christmas dinner. Julie picked all the recipes and our group got to work putting it all together. We had a persimmon and pecan salad, a chilled mango soup, an aromatic and delicious lamb tagine and roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with spices and parmesan cheese. I baked an orange almond cake for dessert and Julie made some orange and pistachio ice cream to go with it.
I snapped this photo while we were enjoying our salads around the fire pit. It took a few shots to get the fire lined up perfectly but, I finally got it.