Lemme take it from the top.
In the midst of a busy Black Friday weekend, my ambitious Wifey decided to have some friends over for dinner. It was just a small gathering of 10 people. This was the first large scale entertaining we have ever done. Sure, we have had the proverbial cookout, but a cookout is a little different than a Thanksgiving dinner. Cooking some burgers on a grill.....preparing a turkey for roasting. 3 pounds of flesh...20 pounds of flesh.
Thanksgiving is 10x harder, especially when you have a hardheaded wife determined to do it all herself. For those who followed her Twitter Feed that day, thanks for the encouraging words, because she did a fantastic job. The only thing I can take credit for is the turkey. She cooked everything from the corn pudding to the pumpkin pie.
Here are just a few shots from the evening.
[The Turkey. Salt Water Brine. Coated in a pound of butter. Seasoned with salt and pepper and filled with apples and onions and celery and NEVER BASTED]
So with the big dinner out of the way, next on the social calendar was dinner with Josh and Carrie on Wednesday. I wrote about that experience here. I can't say enough good things about that night. I was so proud of Audrey. She is really coming into her own and becoming quite the foodie.
Now the next day, I committed myself to a fundraiser at The Greenhouse Tavern. I wrote about that night here. Again, I can't say enough great things about THAT night either. I met so many like-minded people it made my head spin. My Twitter following has nearly doubled as a result of that evening, and I continue to get photos in my inbox about that night. Here are a few of the latest photos I got from Blog it Forward, #cocktailsforanissa.
[Chef Symon, Carrie, Chef Josh, and Wifey]
[The Chef and The Chef talking about what chefs talk about]
Now today we have another night out. 3 nights out in one week. How exciting my life has become! Anyway, I won tickets from work to see A Christmas Carol at Playhouse Square this afternoon. Can't wait to make it out to the theater, it's been a very long time.
So that is the week that was. This isn't the most entertaining post I have had, but I am so damn tired from this week, I need to take a nap!
Let's hope the next few weeks are just as awesome as this past week was!