- Date: Thursday, December 21, 2006 -- 7pm
- Location: Madison, WI
- Kitchen: My Mother's Apartment
- Dining Companions: Mel, Teri, Terry, and Spencer
- Recipe Rating: A
Sometimes it occurs to me that I am very different from my parents. For instance: today. It's Christmas today and my parents really wanted to go out to dinner. Further, they wanted to eat at a bar. Now I like bar food as much as the next girl, but it's Christmas! Can any of you imagine me eating Christmas dinner in a restaurant?!? In the end, my parents' plan was foiled by the fact that nothing (and I mean nothing) was open. Not even the bars. So we ended up back at the apartment. My dad had hard-boiled eggs for dinner. My mother ate a Trader Joe's microwave burrito. I protested and at least cooked something, however minimal, for me and Spencer. We had brown rice with green beans and some soy chicken nuggets I found in the freezer. It actually wasn't bad. Everyone ended up eating some of my green bean and rice concoction, which made the evening seem a little bit more Christmas-y -- at least the four of us were eating together, even if it was in the living room while my mother watched the weather channel (why she loves the weather channel, I will never understand...).
Spencer and I are headed out for a run. Merry Christmas!