I keep meaning to write about my fabulous Hanukkah party the other night.  I made pot roast with horseradish gravy in the slow cooker (with some help via text from AndreAnna), potato latkes with the world's easiest homemade applesauce, and spinach and goat cheese salad with a warm mushroom vinaigrette.  The Redneck Princess brought a pecan pie her nanny made and there was plenty of red wine and candles and dreidel games and dreidel songs and Hanukkah gelt all in all it was a really great time. I mean - REALLY GREAT.

I could probably go into more detail but I am beyond beat from working all day prepping for a massive presentation I must give tomorrow and so I am flopped on my sofa with Psycho Kitty enjoying my gas logs, some red wine and waiting for my nails to dry.  I am also totally distracted by a cadre of handsome leading men including Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (God that man makes me damp) and Cary Grant in Charade.

*That's* why I am having trouble blogging.  It's all Gregory Peck's fault.

PS I purchased a "Be Nice or I'll Stab You" t-shirt from the Bloggess's Zazzle store. I can't tell you how ridiculously happy this makes me. I might wear it every day.

PPS After 5 years I finally made it to Cat Square and yes - I painted the cat although I missed the actual parade. Baby steps.

PPPS It's Christmas so will someone please tell me why the fuck Love Actually isn't on TV at all? That's like the most Christmasy movie ever, and I don't get why TNT will run 24 hours of A Christmas Story and not 24 hours of Love Actually? Or even an hour. I'd settle for damn hour because Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson are way hotter than Peter Billingsly. Way.

PPPPS Ok so in order to actually make this a usefulish post - here's how you make applesauce (and fully giving credit to Epicurious for basically giving me the idea).  Peel, core and thinly slice 5 apples. I used 2 Ambrosias, 2 Granny Smiths and 1 Honey Crisp.  Put them in a large bowl with 1/4 cup of water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 10 minutes.  Uncover and then microwave for 5 - 10 minutes more (my dinky EZ-Bake microwave has no more than 100 watts of power and so it took a full extra 10 minutes) until soft. Mash with a potato masher and sweeten as needed. My batch took a single packet of Splenda. 


Love Actually? is on sale up here at Chapters, I got emails and emails about the sale. They are pushing it for giftgiving. The boys have been watching their Charlie Brown marathons! :) TY!!

Potatoes - Check
Onions - Check
Fried - Check

I'd love some of your delicious latkes, please.


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