Alas, we had no young people around the table this year. The kids all had to work, so the old folks managed to party without them.
Banjo Man was in charge of the ham. He found a recipe for a pomegranate and tart cherry glaze that rocked the house.
In honor of my New Orleans-born mother’s birthday, I made a vat of chicken sausage gumbo, which we served as an appetizer.
I tried a new potato dish from Pinterest. These potatoes are sliced and then filled with butter and thin slices of Parmesan. After baking an hour, I poured heavy cream over them and sprinkled them with shredded Cheddar cheese.
(Click here for the recipe and lots of photos of the finished product.)
Happy 89th birthday, Mom!
And last but not least? The birthday cake!
A good time was had by all. While we missed Sarge, Nancy, Mike and the raucous Pictionary competitions, we managed to spend the afternoon shrieking with laughter anyway.
The old folks know how to have fun. We’ve had a lot of experience!