Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Day and best intentions out the window








In the old days when I was first married, my cousins and I would get together and fondue around Christmas. This fell by the wayside when we all had small children running around for fear that the kids would get hurt. Dude and I tried to revive this with our kids a few years ago and we began to fondue on Christmas Eve. The kids were not as thrilled as we were as it took too long for a reasonable amount of food to cook before eating could begin and let's just say that patience isn't their thang. We didn't fondue this Christmas Eve-I made lasagna instead, and they both asked where the fondue was. Seriously? We told them that we would fondue on New Year's night. Hermit Crab went to a party about 45 miles away and was going to stay over night and Drama Queen was staying with one of her BFF's. At 6 this morning I heard noises and rolled over and told Dude I thought someone was in the house. He assured me it had to be one of the children, but neither of us heard either vehicle or saw any lights. Yep, Hermit Crab came home as she was afraid if she slept at Dan's she would be out all day and it would be rude to stay at his house and sleep, so her and JML drove home at 4:3o and left the other 5 kids there sleeping. Drama Queen came home sometime and brought her BFF with-which I didn't know about until about an hour ago. They haven't eaten and Mich just went to the bathroom for the first time at 1:00 AM. She pops up in the stairwell and I turn to say something thinking it is Booger and I look and said "Um, you're not my child" to which I got a giggle in reply. This long story is really coming to the point-neither of our kids wanted fondue. One slept ALL DAY and the other s...., well she did the exact same thing. Dude and I fondued ourselves and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. The bottle was beautiful and it was a nice Riesling-not overly sweet, had a nice body and a nice finish.
My intentions of getting the house cleaned and starting on my resolutions didn't turn out quite like I had hoped. I'm not big on resolutions as I always fail at them. I am staying away from the "I want to lose 20 pounds" and similar. I have a few things on my list but am waiting for another week or two to state them out loud as I'm waiting for some things that are in the works, but not sure if it will happen or not. Don't like to put the cart before the horse, and I don't want to jinx it. They are food related, but that is all for now.
I am now baking a pie using a friend's no fail pie crust recipe. Hers always turn out; I'm a little skeptical as the dough was quite sticky, even after chilling for 4 hours. I rolled it between parchment so I wouldn't have to add so much flour, but it stuck a lot to the parchment. It just came out of the oven and smells wonderful, but I need to bring it to work and get a taste test. It uses 7-Up for liquid and she swears by it. Cross your fingers....

9 comments:

buffalodick said...

All New Year's day, we laid around and watched football!
Today, I'll try and get something constructive done..

Lea Ann said...

I baked my first ever loaf of bread on New Year's day. I've been wanting to fondue for months. I'll have to get that done in Jan.

Gretchen said...

Hi Tamilyn - thanks for stopping by my blog. My family used to do fondue for Christmas Eve too - until my father disclosed the secret that he hated it all those (20+) years. Now it's just in a rotation with quesadillas/Mexican and homemade pizza. My favorite recipe is Rachel Ray's cheddar-beer fondue. Yum.

Bob said...

I've only ever done cheese fondue, I've always wanted to try the other kinds. Heh, I never make resolutions anymore. I find it's just not worth the guilt. :)

HoneyB said...

I do fondue, but only have done cheese and chocolate. I really should expand my horizons and do a special night for Grumpy & I!

Happy New Year!

A Year on the Grill said...

Let the kids have their day... sounds perfect for you and the dude

noble pig said...

When they are are 30 they will be saying, remember the fondue with fond memories...glad it was for just you two.

Happy New Year.

Cheryl said...

They sound like good kids and from what I hear totally normal, LOL! I love fondue, we have it once or twice a year!

Pam said...

Fondue is one of my favorites. I hope the pie turned out delicious.