See Ya, 2009

Sorry for the non-blogging I’ve been doing lately, but Harry’s preschool went on vacation last Tuesday so I’ve been, uh, busy. Cooking, but not writing. At this point, after nine straight days of Scarlett O’Harry (as Stephen dubbed our boy this morning), Monday can’t come soon enough. Hooray for a return to preschool! Once he’s out of the house for a few hours each day, I hope to achieve much, much more. And I hope to make a Very Exciting Announcement before January’s over.

Meanwhile, though, we’ve still got three more days to slog through. Not much on the agenda for tonight & tomorrow (New Year’s Eve is essentially a non-event round here), but on Saturday we head down to my in-laws’ for a rescheduled-due-to-snowstorm Christmas gathering. Yes, my son will get still more gifts–this Hanukkah/Christmas thing translates into troubling amounts of booty for one little person–but more importantly I’ll be cooking my butt off. It’s a brunch gathering this year. On the menu:
  • Baked Panettone French Toast
  • Artichoke and Red Pepper Frittata
  • Ham-and-Egg Casserole, supplied by Stephen’s cousin
  • Candied Bacon (personally, I’m looking forward to this the most since I don’t do pig at home)
  • Bagels & Lox (hey, I’m still Jewish)
  • Fruit salad, supplied by Stephen’s aunt
  • Cinnamon buns, supplied by his cousin
Plus there’s a chocolate chip cookie bake-off. If I don’t win that one, you may not hear from me for a while. I’ll be too depressed/embarrassed.
I wish you all the best in 2010, dear readers. Thanks for hanging in there with me.