Saturday, November 17, 2007

What's for dinner?

I was driving today, wondering, just a little, whether what I am planning to cook for tomorrow's dinner in honor of the nice out-of-towners really is too much, when Ira Glass came on the radio to start this week's This American Life. Actually, it was a pre-recorded program, about seven years old, but that minor detail didn't stop Ira from answering my question.

Certain days have symbolic meaning, whether we want them to or not. That's why it's important, I think, to overcompensate, to go big, throw a huge party, surround yourself with people, make a lot of noise.


Point taken, Mr.Glass. And thank you.

So currently, in various stages of done, I have
-National soup of the Old Country;
-Two trademark salads of the Old Country;
-Two trademark deserts of the Old Country; and
-Two of my favorite appetizers, also originating from the Old Country.

Still remaining to start and finish are two salads, one appetizer, two main courses, and two side dishes, one of them involving several pounds of mushrooms.

Why yes, I am showing off. Why do you ask?

10 comments:

My Reality said...

What time is dinner?

Julia said...

5pm. Come on down.

Aurelia said...

Okay, I can't be there, and it's NO FAIR.

Am throwing a tantrum right now, complete with pretend crying.

I hope you all have fun anyway!

Beruriah said...

Go on - just keep rubbing it in.

Carole said...

Delish...I'm hungry just thinking about it.
~Carole

Snickollet said...

Wish I were the guest of honor! Hope everyone appreciates your sure-to-be-delicious food.

Karen said...

I love Ira - show off and do it well!

Magpie said...

Yum. Have fun.

niobe said...

It's great to be able to embark on projects that you know will turn out well.

thrice said...

Sounds lovely.......