Back In the Kitchen
I imagine if you ask most people where they’d want to be on the Saturday afternoon after Thanksgiving, “Back in the kitchen” would be pretty low on the list, right after “Anywhere near a Best Buy.” Seriously people—pepper spray for a flat screen?
But, on Saturday afternoon, that’s exactly where I found myself—and I was actually happy to be there! When you’re an out-of-town “guest” for the holidays, sometimes you don’t get to do much of the cooking. Ryan make green bean casserole for our Thursday feast, but I lifted nary a spoon or spatula—I didn’t cook anything! It certainly cuts back on the stress of the holiday when your only job is to show up and eat…but by Saturday, I was missing my time in the kitchen!
Luckily, I had a good excuse to get into the kitchen and get my hands dirty:
A baby! No, not our baby…although, I must point out—doesn’t my bump look bigger?!? I think it doubled in size this week! And I’m sure that has nothing to do with the three slices of pumpkin pie, two bowls of gumbo, and massive moist-maker sandwich (Ross Gellar really knows his stuff) that I consumed over the course of merely three days. Obviously Baby Girl Weber just went through a natural growth spurt, right?
Anyway…back to the baby. My friend Ellen gave birth to a precious baby girl, Mae Martin, right before Thanksgiving:
…so of course we wanted to bring them some food! I pulled out one of my mom’s Junior League cookbooks (you really can’t beat those), and spent the afternoon cooking up creamy chicken lasagna:
…and apple butternut squash soup:
…while my sous chef waited patiently for any food that fell to the floor:
Congrats to Ellen, Dillon, and Mae Martin!
Hope you have a great Monday!