Back a short while ago from a visit with the parental units. It was a pleasant visit and I came home with more vegetables than I can possibly hope to use unless I and all of my friends become vegan for the next two weeks. Even without resorting to this last-ditch measure, none of it will go to waste. I'll use what I can, freeze what I can, and give away what I can. And there's more vegetables to come next week. Damn their two acre garden.
I should start preparing today for tomorrow's dinner party thing at a friends house. Cheesecakes and bread to bake as well as the main course and various side dishes to prepare. I would start this evening, but I have a local "social" function to attend as part of work. My director bought a few tickets and handed them out various senior staff people. I was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to receive one, so I'm kinda obligated to go. The thing starts at six and I hope will be done no later than nine, which gives me time to get some preparations in for tomorrow.
I'm rather looking forward to spending practically all day in the kitchen tomorrow. Haven't done a cook-a-thon of this scale in quite some time. Sure, it's A LOT of work with preparation, planning, and cooking, but that's all part of the enjoyment.
Off to get more coffee.