Hadley went through logistical chaos to get home this past weekend. And Hadley, dear, even though you only really spent 1 day here it made me very, very happy.
PS H is pretty, the cake is sliding off the plate and there are no handles on the highboy.
Today is her 18th birthday.
Her birthday meal was our version of a New England boiled dinner. Instead of corned beef I use turkey kielbasa…my Irish mother in law is surely laughing, but corned beef is so fatty and it’s hard to find a decent cut around here.
PS my Irish mother in law is very nice, I tell ya. Éirinn go Brách.
I boil it all in chicken broth…potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onion, cabbage and add the kielbasa the last half an hour of cooking.
PS You need a really big pot. And a lot of mustard.
Can you tell I’m a gourmet?
H loves boiled cabbage and it must be hard to eat in college as even if she had a hot plate boiling a head of cabbage in her room would be like, totally uncool.
What are your kids favorite meals?
Happy Birthday to you my dear, sweet daughter. I miss you!
PS Are you wondering why there are no handles on the highboy? Because we had it made while living in Turkey and once we were stateside I realized the brass handles cost 3x as much as having the highboy made. We will get handles when pigs fly. Okay?