D cooked a simple but fine meal, while I prepared to travel to Mom’s for Christmas. He sliced thin slices off the ham I bought for the black bean soup, and fried that with herbs, but alas, I don’t remember which ones (writing from across the country on the 28th). I think winter savory was one, though. He boiled the potaoes, and I think then he reheated them in the other side of the same pan as the ham. He boiled some Brussels sprouts.
D chose an outstanding wine, no doubt for my last meal (or last except for the one before the 6am plane flight, when I would be running around too madly to appreciate it 😉 He made me guess, from my first glass before dinner, what it was, and I guessed an old Sattui – clearly Californian – which is interesting b/c Acorn is one CA wine we think of as rather European in its sensibilities – real food wines. Anyway: a cab franc, and totally delicious. And clearly, not my last meal 🙂
The begonias are from R’s yard, left by the previous owner T, and thank you 🙂 D&R had them at the Oakland Museum event.