Oh my, it was the end of November when I last blogged about what’s been happening here at Bret’s Table. Wow! Where does the time go and what have I been doing all this time? Oh right, I launched a new website. YAY! Then there was my 50th Birthday, which was a 4 day celebration. What a blast that was! Jon really outdid himself with the planning and execution of all the fabulous parties. Friends came from across the country to celebrate with me. I am truly blessed!
Then of course, there was Christmas and New Year’s. I tackled the stuffed duck (or in my case goose) wrapped in pastry for dinner Christmas Day. If you’ve seen the movie Julie & Julia, it’s the last recipe Julie tackles. One of these days I want to make it again, for one reason to take photographs, and the other to streamline the process. There has to be an easier way to accomplish what Julia achieved.
Those two feasts also included a wonderful gift: a visit from my mom, sister, niece and nephew. It was great that they decided to come north to spend a week here, as they all live in Florida.