Carrot-y downtime

Parts of the Landfill got back to what passes for normal today. One BIG dishwasher load plus assorted hand-washables, two loads of laundry, and ran rooooomba. It feels soooooo good to wash a bunch of kitchen linens after a holiday.

I dunno if I made it sound as though I did ALL of the xmas cooking. I did not. I just did the easy do-ahead stuff. Mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and cutting up veggies, etc.

But. Lemme see…

The GG is the grillmaster, which at xmas almost always means he cooks a duck on the gas grill. The last time I remember us NOT cooking a duck was 2011, the year we took xmas dinner up to cook at The Comm’s Dillon house in Sault Ste. Siberia. She was living in Freighter View assisted living at the time but she still owned her house and we were using it as a squatter’s paradise. It turned out to be her last xmas although we didn’t know that then. For various reasons, turkey was easier than duck.

Lizard Breath cut up and cooked these colorful carrots. She had wanted to cook carrots on Tday but there were two problems. 1) I couldn’t get “rainbow carrots” at the time. I bought plain old orangutan carrots but 2) she ended up on the couch with a Man Cold that whole day so we bagged cooking the carrots and I sliced them up for the GG and me the next weekend. This time she was hale and hearty and I was able to get rainbow carrots and I didn’t take a picture of the final product but it was gorgeous.

Mouse? Mouse? Mouse… Cranberry curd dessert. It was also gorgeous but I don’t have a pic of it (yet). I was toooo full to try more than a teensy-tinesy taste of it last night but it made for a good little brek this morning.

There is a wonderful light exhibition at MOCAD (in Detroit) going on complete with a terlet carousel and I reaaaaally want to go to it. Last weekend (and even a couple days ago), we were thinking it might be do-able *tonight*. Today? Nope. EVERYONE needed downtime today. The GG worked on one of his xmas gifts, I cleaned, Lizard went to work, and Mouse hiked with her buddy Lairi the Rake, friends since kindergarten. Love.

2 Responses to “Carrot-y downtime”

  1. Sam Says:

    We were on the downtime train today, too. 😉

  2. Margaret Says:

    I did most (nearly all) of the cookie baking, and Ashley made a vegetarian lasagna. Otherwise, it was my mom who cooked, although we helped out a lot once we got to my parents’ house!