Category Archives: Holiday

Easter Dinner

We combined forces with our neighbors for dinner on Easter Sunday.  He is a great cook, and their family truly appreciates good food and wine.  I’m very short on pictures, as I was scrambling to get the meal together on … Continue reading

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Easter Lunch

We enjoyed Easter lunch at Dad’s house, after the annual egg hunt.  Lunch included ham, turkey, baked macaroni, green beans, and a variety of other tasty dishes.  As my brother Andrew expertly carved the turkey, Irene lamented that her presentation … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday this year also happened to be my birthday.  I felt like going to Ruth’s Chris for dinner, but the ‘no meat’ thing would have diminished the fun somewhat.  I opted to make dinner at home after work instead. … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Weekend

This was the first year since we moved to Ponte Vedra that we didn’t go back to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  After last year, I felt we were ready for a break; carnival on the heels of the Super … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day, 2011

We started the year with our semi-traditional New Year’s Day get together.  The menu included 11 pounds of greens (turnip, mustard, and collards) prepared largely according to Emeril’s excellent recipe from Real & Rustic, 3 pounds of blackeyed peas, an … Continue reading

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