Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter

Yesterday was Easter, which I always find to be a bit of a weird holiday. It is a Christian Holiday celebrating Christ's resurrection. It is also a Pagan holiday, celebrating Goddess Eostre. The thing that strikes me as weird is not the dichotomy of the holiday, but the day on which it is celebrated. Based on a lunar calendar (instead of our solar calendar), sometimes this holiday just creeps up on you out of nowhere.

 

And so it was for us this year. Being non-religious (christian, pagan, or otherwise), we don't really do much for the holiday. Movies during the day, and dinner at night (well when else would we have it?) We invited mom over for dinner, but she had other plans, so it was just the two of us.

 

Of course throughout my picture taking process, I was totally un-aware of the fact that I hadn't switched on the macro setting on my camera, so almost all of my pictures were blurry! Great!

 

Here is what didn't turn out too blurry:

Dinner which wasn't anything crazy. Just a plain ham with pineapple and a home-made brown sugar glaze (brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and water), some scallops with wine sauce (white wine, garlic, onion, rosemary, basil, and a little flour to thicken), mashed potatoes and bread:

 

Scallops, seasoned and ready to cook. Not something that I have ever cooked, and the only time I have ever eaten it was at a sushi restaurant. Safeway just randomly had them fresh, so I picked up a few to try out. Turned out pretty good I think!:

 

The dogs, waiting for treats at the edge of the kitchen:

 

My mise en place. Butter, brown sugar glaze, onions, basil, rosemary, garlic, and wine:

 

Ahhhh... perfect holiday.

4 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Well...that looks good! I'm glad a few pictures didn't turn out too blurry. And those dogs are too cute, just sitting there all patient!

TomboCheck said...

:) The dogs know how too get their treats, that's for sure!

melissa said...

I make scallops often; they're one of our favorites. nice.

we don't celebrate easter either. I was working OT all day/evening sunday, so we had leftover carnitas that I made on saturday. post forthcoming.

TomboCheck said...

leftover carnitas sounds pretty good to me melissa!