Good morning! I wanted to be sure and write in my blog this morning, cialis but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about. Then I started thinking about my Christmas dinner. I really wasn’t up to cooking a turkey dinner with all the fixings this year. To be honest, after seeing the video of Sarah Palin at the turkey processing plant, I lost my desire to eat one. I wanted to break with tradition, so I cooked Italian this year. In all the 45 Christmas dinners I have cooked over the years, this was the first time I didn’t have turkey. Maybe a prime rib, or a filet of beef, but turkey is the tradition in our house. For an Irish girl, I have to say that I can cook up some pretty good Italian food. I decided to have an antipasto, lasagna with meatballs, pork and sweet Italian sausage, that always gives the “gravy”, as my Italian mother in law used to call it, a really good flavor, and lots of garlic bread too. For dessert, a family favorite, Neapolitan. Lots of good red wine too. We had 7 around the Christmas table, my brother-in-law, my daughter, son, my granddaughter, my mother and Bill and I. When we picked up my mother, on the way to my house she said, are we having turkey and stuffing? I told her we were having something different this year, lasagna. She laughed and said, “oh, come on, you are kidding”. Right then and there I knew I was in trouble. LOL-As we sat down to eat, everyone seemed to be enjoying their dinner. Now you have to remember that my mother suffers from dementia. Out of the corner of my eye, I see her very quickly put her portion of lasagna back! I know she thought no one saw her.
At the end of the evening, as we sat around the fire talking, we all decided, lasagna sounds good, but does everyone REALLY like it that much? It’s ok, but we don’t love it. Next year, back to tradition, turkey with all the trimmings. Breaking with tradition is not easy. This week I’ll be cooking a chicken with stuffing, and all the trimmings, for my mother. It will make her happy and I’ll feel better too.