Paradise ponders... Oh, we had a fine evening yesterday!
Our dinner was spectacular – Debbie's baked salmon (Ora King, of course), Brussels sprouts (quartered, tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and baked), and scalloped potatoes (a truly evil recipe with half-and-half, Gruyere cheese, and the wonderful bacon we get here). My brother Scott was here with us, and it was fun to hear his moans and groans of gustatory pleasure. Even the dogs got to share a bit, with scraps and enthusiastic plate-licking :)
Afterwards we played cards, our family standard game of “Oh, Shit!” When trying to find the rules just now, I discovered that there are a bazillion variations on this game – we may have to try some :). In any case, it was a pleasant and companionable way to spend a few hours together.
When it was time to end our evening, we poured a cup of tea into Scott to get him alert enough to drive safely back to his cabin. Somehow I'm sure that when he got back to his house, he (briefly) contemplated putting his leftovers package into the refrigerator, and then simply ate it all...