Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Mom's birthday, and Thanksgiving.

Last Wednesday was Mom's 81st birthday! I told you about it back then, but I'm just now getting to post about it. Denise and I went over there in the evening, after Denise got off work ( got to sleep in and be lazy all day).

She had a hunger for Italian food and wanted to go to the Olive Garden, so that's what we did.

Thing is, Denise and I had gone to Fuddruckers for lunch (I went over to the college at about noon and picked her up), and she was still feelin' the effects of her burger. Both she and Mom ended up having only the salad and bread sticks for dinner, after a little combination appetizer. I on the other hand, was not gonna let that Buffalo, bacon-cheeseburger get in the way of enjoying a salad, bread sticks and pasta. I think I had the pasta with Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara.

It's a new thing they have... "Chicken and shrimp with bucatini pasta in a pancetta bacon and parmesan cream sauce, baked and topped with seasoned breadcrumbs". I'll have you know, it was GOOOOD!

After that we took Mom back home and she opened her presents. Denise got her a few of those cool glass plant watering globes. I've seen them around and they looked cool, and sure enough, Mom loves them. Denise did good.

I got mom one of those digital picture frames. It holds a hell of a lot of pictures. I downloaded a bunch of old shots and new ones to it before I gave it to her, and I think she had a great time watching them as they flashed across the screen. By the way, that shot you see there is of my sister and I in Bermuda, where I was born.

After all that, Denise and I headed home. But we planned to come back the next day for the big feed.

I had FTD send mom a centerpiece for her table, and it got there in time. She loved it.

By the time we got there, at about 3PM, Mom had the ham, dressing and everything else all laid out.

I LOVE Mom's dressing, and I prefer ham to Turkey. Mom asked us wait we wanted and we all decided to wait till Christmas to have the turkey. That's good vino there too, by the way. Denise got the bubbly, and also fixed a green bean casserole and mashed taters. I just showed up and ate it all (OK, I did cut the ham). That's my job (consuming mass quantities), and I'm damn good at it!

Mom made two pies for dessert; a Pecan and a Lemon Chess. you can see what I prefer.

After dinner we sat down to watch the Cowboys beat the Seahawks like step children, and I took a little nap in Denise's lap. It was a wonderful few days.

Well, the library is closing on me again, so I'm outta here. Later folks. Cheers!


Sarge Charlie said...

Very cool mr FHB, mom's pie looks good to me. We have the same dishes here in Florida...

Suldog said...

Well, since I wasn't here last Wednesday, this is very late, but...


Mushy said...

Good food! I would have had a slice of each on that plate!

So, have you gotten a new camera...your photography has greatly improved over the last year.

See ya in Nashville!

Pat Houseworth said...

Good Food, friends, and family...sounds about what you would want for your mom's BD....

Sorry I can't be with you guys this weekend, but just getting started with basketball season, so I better stay put....hopefully down the road.

Have fun you guys

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Sarge - Thanks. It was very good, and I love those plates.

Sully - Thanks man. I know she would love that.

Mushy - Naa, still the old crappy one. maybe just getting better. Maybe just holding it a bit steadier. Who knows.

Pat - yea, too bad. maybe next time.