Ahh…the holiday season is now in full force. My second Thanksgiving in LA. This time I did have a meal a little closer to my families traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I got a ham (just over 8 pounds), and made a couple recipes from my friend Nicole’s blog (Pinch My Salt). Extra Creamy Mashed Potatoes (Recipe) and one mentioned on Nicole’s site, but actually from one of her food blogging friends, Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Wrapped in Proscutto (Recipe). The food was all good, though I did end up having a lot of extra food. One of my friends ended up being sick, so he wasn’t able to come over. So it was just me and one other friend. Oh well, I’ve turned the leftover ham into two soups so far, and have plans for a third soup for the last of the ham. The Proscutto wrapped sweet potatoes were really good, as the saltiness of the proscutto really complented the sweetness of the potatoes.
I did unfortuntely miss out on going to the LA Auto Show. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to go with (well except for my friend who got sick). So largely the extra long weekend was pretty lazy. Lots of watching football, including a great Civil War victory by the Ducks, which likely will keep the Beavers out of the Rose Bowl.
I found out last Wednesday, that one of my best friends from Eugene is getting married, and pretty quickly as well, the wedding is at the end of December. Monday night, he called and asked if I would perform the ceremony, so I fired up the internets and got ordained at http://themonastery.org/. So this Dec 27th, I will perform my first marriage. Wow. Crazy. It will be cool to be such an integral part of a special day in my friends life.
Tonight, I’ll be bottling my first batch of beer brewed in LA. In a little over a week it’ll be carbonated and ready to drink. I’d like to invest in a keg system sometime soon…bottling is such a pain. Someday.