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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I've been home for two full days now. It's nice to see that some things don't change. Like, for example, Minerva still wants to be the center of attention ALL THE TIME. I am sitting out in the front yard throwing tennis balls for her as we speak... Mom still freaks out about the food not being good for the Christmas party (even though we rave about it every year...), the house is still chaotic, and San Diego still has the most amazing weather in the world. (I didn't mention I am sitting in the front yard barefoot and in shorts and a tee shirt).

Mom and I have been bonding in the kitchen the last two days. Well...maybe it's more of a love hate relationship. I turn up the music she turns down the music. She puts her groceries on my counter. I take her burner on the stove and so forth. I'm happy to announce that no major casualties have been sustained.

So long story short we have been cooking non stop for the Christmas party. We are expecting 70 guests tomorrow. Yesterday I made sesame wonton chips, white chocolate dipped pretzels, a goat cheese appetizer, cut carrots and celery, chopped a million and one onions exct. Today mom and I finished off a double batch of double chocolate mint brownies, peanut butter kiss cookies, corn red pepper leak soup, George's of the Cove soup, key lime cheesecake, and Shannon is helping make a roasted red pepper and caramelized onion foccacia bread. YUM!

The Christmas party should be amazing. The house looks adorable. It's all Christmased out and lit up. I've been looking forward to this day since Thanksgiving!

ahhh home is nice...