You know what I hate? When you write a whole blog post and then your computer freezes so that you can't post it. That's what happened to me last night, which is unfortunate because I was so excited to have our internet working at home. Unfortunately, the nice brand new wireless network card that Sam got me as a return to NY present tends to make my computer freeze. I had returned using the USB wifi device that is semi-broken, but thought that magically the new card would stop causing problems at the new apartment. Sadly, no. If anyone knows how to solve this problem, by the way, advice would be welcome.
Anyway, back to Mother's Day. A few weeks ago, I asked my parents to come over for dinner for Mother's Day, figuring by then we'd be unpacked and in ship shape condition. But sure enough, when last weekend rolled around, there were still boxes unpacked and the whole apartment needed to be cleaned due to the moving aftermath. And I was busy all day Saturday playing frisbee (we won a game! I didn't play as well as last week though, probably in part to being the only woman at the first game and having to play every point), so that left Sunday for late spring cleaning madness.
But the apartment looked great, and dinner turned out wonderful too. I tried out a couple recipes from Mango and Curry Leaves, a beautiful cookbook that Sam got me for the holidays. It was my first time making anything from the book, and it turned out great and sooo tasty. And for dessert, I made a recipe from the newest issue of Gourmet. It didn't turn out quite as pretty in the picture, but enough that my mom insisted that I take pictures for the blog. I think I need to work on food photography and not be so eager to eat right away.
After dinner, we headed over to The Perch Cafe, where a friend of Sam's, Mike Petrosino, was playing his regular Sunday night live jazz gig. His group was great and we all ended up staying out too late, but it was worth it. Go check him out if you're in the area.
Off to Boston this weekend for my 5 year college reunion. Should be interesting, and a good excuse to get up to Boston and hang out with friends.
Posted by dahl at May 18, 2006 9:17 AM
Thank you, Dahlia. It was a special Mother's Day!