Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 Cornish Hen and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Sundays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week! I slept in until 7 am, then got up, had some cereal and milk with coffee. We did a few things around the house and then headed to a memorial service. As sad as the occasion was, it was a really beautiful service and setting and there was a lot of love. And a lot of love is the most important thing... ever, yes?
We ran some errands and had a little lunch. Kendall whipped up some chipotle ranch pasta salad with squash and onions. So yummy! We need to figure out a not-boxed recipe. I sort of had a piece of cake too.
Once finished, I worked on my paper and just have to proof it and submit. I love that feeling of being over the hard part. After the paper, it was time to PLAY again so I went for a run around the neighborhood. I came home to my hubby on a ladder. He had been there most of the afternoon. I strung some lights in bushes because the weather is so nice and it's getting to be that time of year! I cut Kendall's hair and then showered myself.
Then I got to work in the kitchen! We had been brining a Cornish hen we bought on Saturday. I grabbed some herbs out of the backyard, made a little herb butter which was rubbed under the skin and inserted some herbs and garlic under the skin as well. Then I roasted those puppies for an hour. I also made a big batch of Kendall's favorite white chili. It's meatless and really cheap, since this week's featured just Northern beans that I prepared today and a bag of frozen corn. It tastes a little different than usual, but still good. So then, viola! Dinner was done.
I had half the hen and a bowl of chili. I loved the hen recipe.
We folded some laundry and then... put up our Christmas decor! A bit early, sure. But we have plans next weekend and then there's wedding festivities and then... it'll be Christmas! So we took advantage of the quiet evening. I love this time of year!

1 comment:

Thinspired said...

I'm sorry to hear you had to attend a memorial service :(

I've always wanted to make a cornish hen! It just seems like a cozy, cold-night thing to do!

The tree looks great!