December 01, 2005


Last weekend Emily flew down for Thanksgiving. It was the first time she has been able to make it to San Francisco since this summer, and it was really nice having her around again. I also got to cook for her again. Cooking is a fun hobby, but it's always extra special when you can share the results with someone.

Carmen did her big Thanksgiving dinner, having each of her guests bring a dish. Emily and I were asked to bring a potato and a vegetable dish, so we made garlic mashed potatoes and a zucchini/squash dish. It was a lot of fun, although the turkey ended up being done a bit late. (It was on the large side, so it took longer than expected.)

I cooked for Emily three more times over the extended weekend and ended up using fresh basil in each dish. :) I've got a little basil plant growing at home, and I like to make use of it where appropriate.

On Friday, I made chicken in panang curry for dinner. It was decent, but I think it could use some tweaking.

On Saturday we cooked some salmon fillets and served it with farfalle in a mornay sauce.

Sunday, we made pizza margherita for lunch - I was feeling lazy, so we tried to buy a crust, but they were out. I ended up throwing one together from scratch, and it turned out to be one of the better crusts I've made.

More updates on house progress later.