Christmastime (officially)

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone, and it’s been a good one.

Last weekend in advance of the holiday, I made a new batch of mozzarella and broke the whole thing into chunks to marinate. I discovered my suspicion that 1 tbsp. of salt, rather than 1 tsp., was a better amount was right on the money. For the whole batch I marinated in 1 tsp. each of basil, parsley, and oregano, and about 9 cloves of garlic—and way too much olive oil. The cheese was a hit. I’ll definitely do that again.

My mother and I usually go shopping on Black Friday, but this year she has a broken foot and the best way to get around was in a wheelchair, so my dad went along. It meant we couldn’t do any shopping for him, but I managed to cross a few people off my shopping list and come up with new ideas for my own wish list. Not a bad day out. It wasn’t snowing, though it was bitter cold out, and we did have snow on the ground.

Yesterday my wife and I got in more Christmas movies—we watched four the week before—and also Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which isn’t a Christmas movie but just fits. Then today we fit in two more, plus I did what I set out to do by putting up the tree (with her help). I like to watch White Christmas when I do the tree, mostly because it’s so good in the background. In years past it’s sometimes taken two movies worth to get the tree and the lights up, but this year it was all done before White Christmas was over.

Now of course it’s time to set sights on Christmas week plans.

For the last few years I’ve enjoyed watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended, of course) over the break, and this year I’m hoping to watch the first (extended) Hobbit film as well. My favorite cube steak sandwich will be on the menu. And oh yes, there will be Stooges.

We have five Christmas radio stations now. This is gonna be a good season.

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About Lummox JR

Aspiring to be a beloved supervillain
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