Hellooooooo! I’m back from my Christmas vacation. I hope that you all had a chance to take some time off and spend it with family–regardless if you celebrate Xmas or not. VACATION RULES!
My Christmas was great. I received so many lovely presents from my family, but the items of most interest to you all would most likely be my Nicolas Cage wine goblets:
And a Sous Vide cooker (thanks, Nick & Laura!) Now I can cook plastic bags of food in water at a low temperature whenever I want! I have no idea how successful I will be with this technique (Conor at One Man’s Meat is absolutely bonkers for sous vide), but I am looking forward to experimenting!
But first, a look back at the year that was!
- I got a new job
- I had a McRib on its first day of release in September
- Although it was cancelled (NBC, you are dead to me) the Hannibal finale was everything
- I had a birthday/housewarming party that was fabulous, but I never got around to posting about
- Better Than Tom Selleck Cake
- I went to a White Castle when I saw Jamie in Chicago
- I got out of the grays on Jezebel
- PIEATHALON! (I finally made a decent pie crust)
- I saw the David Lynch exhibit in Philadelphia
- I had my first Christmas Parade Party
- Tom & Lorenzo agreed with me on a post
- I finally made pierogies
- Visited Michigan for my cousin’s wedding
- Went to Rehoboth for the 4th of July
- The Vincent Price Cookalong
- Did a spa weekend in Bedford Springs with my mum
- the announcement that the X-Files is returning in less than a month!!!
- I went to VA to see Justin and Bukola get married
- For the last season of one of the best shows ever, I hosted a Mad Men party and won great prizes from the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook!
- I won my fantasy football league! Hannibal Lecter’s Facemask rules!
But the most important thing that happened this year was Margot!
Oh, and I met David Duchovny.
David. Fucking. Duchovny.
So, to put a cap on 2015, so to speak, I’m sharing with you a doozy of a recipe that I made back in November. From the 1978 book, Family Circle Casserole Cookery, Cabbage Crown!
So there you have it. The meat mixture ended up more pasty than anything else. I cut out the center of the cabbage with my trusty melon baller, but I still had to keep slicing off of the bottom to get it to fit into my slow cooker. I was pretty proud of myself. I mean, it looked exactly how I would imagined it would.
Like a good portion of the food I make from the 70s–this was rough. I couldn’t eat it. However, I’m still glad that I gave it a shot. I had to– IT’S AN ENTIRE CABBAGE STUFFED WITH MEAT PASTE!!!
And with that, I’m done with 2015.
Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2016 🙂