My friend McLeod from freshman dorm was in town tonight! He and Travis came over for supper, and I made my favorite Nigella recipe, pork chops with cider mustard sauce and gnocchi.
I put out a little cheese plate for the boys to nibble on while I cooked, with some of my new napkin stash from Patsy via Julia. Note the drunken fig preserves from Holle! (That's a cheddar with Guinness, which we didn't think you could really taste...Maytag blue with fig preserves and Carr's whole wheat crackers is one of my favorite flavor combinations.)
While I was cooking, Travis took a picture and sent it to our friend Ashley, as a sort of "Guess Who?"
I opened the holiday bottle of Veuve I'd been saving to enjoy with Travis and put your Waterford to good use. Nothing like crystal on a Monday!
Naturally we had to pull out the freshman pic book (sorry, Nate!). McLeod amused himself looking for anachronistic hobbies (we all had to submit two interests...mine were People & Travel. Imagine that!). The best ones he found were Aerobics & Newspaper. But then we found a girl whose hobbies were Cheerleading & Cattle. That may have taken the cake over the previous winner, Candlelight Dinners & Street Fighting.
Oh, and then we watched Duke just barely beat Virginia!
Not bad for a Monday night, huh?