I spent Saturday afternoon at something called Pig Island. There was all you can drink Six Point beer. There was all you can eat pig of every shape, size and flavor. There was gluttony. It’s probably not surprising then, that Sunday, I ate this.
Hey! Look what I got for Christmas!
2011 has started and I have been nothing but lazy. Over the weekend, Frank Bruni tweeted that, surely, since Jan 1st and 2nd fell on a weekend, the new year didn’t really start until Monday. I seemed to have whole-heartedly embraced this theory since I spent most of Saturday and Sunday on the couch, watching episode after episode of the Gilmore Girls, and eating couscous and eggs. Hey, a girl needs a weekend like that sometimes, okay? Don’t judge. Luckily, I had today off as well, so I luckily I was able to make up for some of the sluggishness from the previous two days. There was house-cleaning, laundry, removal of Christmas decorations, a good gym session, a pasta you’ll hear about later, and of course, this soup.
It’s officially holiday season and that means that along with brisk air and orange leaves, comes the endless torrent of holiday parties. Chances are you’re going to be called upon to bring something delicious to at least one one of the upcoming shindigs. Sure, dips are so…boring?….expected?….lame? Yeah, most dips are all of the above, but I promise you, NO one will complain when you show up with one of these.
Is there anything better than sweet, caramelized onions? Maybe caramelized onions topped with herbed goat cheese, a slice of perfectly ripe heirloom tomato, slivers of basil all sitting on a round of puff pastry. Yeah, that’s definitely better. Ina, you’ve done it again.