December 31, 2010

At the New Year's Eve Café...



... what are you cooking up tonight?

37 comments:

Jennifer said...

Stepped outside to set off some fireworks with the neighbors, and stepped back inside a little drunk. Gotta love Germany. Nothing done without a whole lotta beer. Happy New Years, all!

rhhardin said...

Grille is the feminine of grill.

It's like blonde, which is inflected for gender.

There's another word inflected in English too but I forget what it is. Brunette maybe.

Bob Ellison said...

Great photo! It's hopping with Americana!

Coketown said...

Tonight I'm cooking up DiGiorno for two, if you get my meaning.

edutcher said...

The Blonde has a grand little sinus infection, courtesy of her great-niece, and she says I'll have it by morning, so that's what we're cooking up.

Forget House. She can look at you or, in some cases, smell you and tell what's wrong.

rhhardin said...

Grille is the feminine of grill.

It's like blonde, which is inflected for gender.

There's another word inflected in English too but I forget what it is. Brunette maybe.


Quite so. Brunet is the masculine.

Lincolntf said...

Just finished a delicious meal of roast loin of pork, cooked in a simmering pan of carrots, onions and fennel. Along with fresh bread and a sliced potato dish, it was the perfect repast. Now I'm eating homemade peanut brittle for dessert. Life is good.

Irene said...

Mr. Irene is cooking Pumpkin Risotto!!

bearing said...

Nice photo. It reminds me of that Edward Hopper painting.

Darn, memory failed. Had to Google the name. "Night Hawks."

DaveW said...

I'm trying to make my own stuffed jalapenos. Or that's the most interesting thing anyway. The trick is I'm trying bake rather than fry them. Not sure how it'll come out, sometimes I can get this to work sometimes not so much.

Coketown said...

English used to be a fairly gender-neutral language until the hyper-feminists got ahold of it. You could count the number of gender specific declensions on two hands: blonde and brunette and a handful of other adjectives, then priestess, waitress, and actress pretty much finish of occupational nouns. A female writer is still a writer, etc. But now there's spokeswomen, chairwomen, and on and on. My mom calls herself a businessman, though, which I find charming.

Reminds me of the (Twain?) quote: "In Germany, vegetables have sex but women don't."

Oh, and I tend to throw up a little in my mouth when people use "s/he" as a pronoun. Get a fucking life, freshman...freshwoman.

sunsong said...

Wishing everyone a most Happy New Year! Hope your 2011 is a fantastic year, filled with joy, peace, success and beauty.

deborah said...

Dave, not sure, but the trick may be to dry the jalapenos before battering them.

Paging Dr. Ahoy...

deborah said...

...or in your case, baking them.

deborah said...

Why does grill need a feminine, please?

Almost Ali said...

I'll be laying low. The pickup-truckers and shit-kickers raise hell around here, come midnight. Bad time for their girlfriends too, they never see it coming; black eyes, broken bones - after the case of beer, random gunfire, and impromptu dog fights.

k*thy said...

The week off allowed me to get to the gym everyday. It may have been a bit too much - not sure I'll even make it to 10. Tomorrow's the big day, anyway.

Tonight is an ending; tonight is a beginning. Bid farewell to the old and welcome in the new in your own way. The best to everyone in 2011!

Beta Rube said...

Just had lovely chicken and shrimp stir fry. Looks like working off dinner withy new Kinect and in bed by 10:30 (as usual).

Happy New Year to the Althouse crew.

Kinect cheats (or my table tennis skills have slipped in the last 30 years).

Deb said...

I don't know why but it reminds me of this.

As for me, it's old movies and Nyquil, as I suffer through day 7 of a head cold.

Stephen said...

Just polished off a nice roast chicken, but the real highlights were sweet potatos glazed with a tangerine/ginger reduction and a garden fresh salad dressed with a prickly pear fruit vinagrette.

Chef Mojo said...

Smoked a chunk of brisket in my stovetop smoker. Amazing! Had that earlier. Laid in some pork lo mein for later after the ball drops.

G. said...

Rock Cornish Game Hens with a hot wild rice side dish. Badger hockey for dessert.

Old N' Cranky said...

...Christ Almighty...Ann asked what you are eating, not your friggin' opinions about the graphic...i'm eating 3 roasted chicken thighs, some garlic roasted potatoes, and some green beans... on top of 3 or 4 glasses of good bourbon...so there...

Paul Zrimsek said...

Why does grill need a feminine, please?

Must be for the same reason that the Australians call it a Barbie.

deborah said...

Hee-hee, PZ.

Titus said...

I went to the Log Cabin in Baraboo Wisconsin with my parents and their friends.

I was the driver.

It was very foggy and I hate those windy country roads.

Give me a bumper to bumper city road anyday.

I had an egg and a salad.

I love watching puppies be born.

Gahrie said...

I'm having a nice steaming bowl of homemade chili con carne......it's a family tradition for New Year's Eve.

Out of curiosity, how many West Coasters celebrate New Year's at 9:00PM with the East Coast and then head to bed?

BJM said...

We split and stacked 2 cords of wood today...so I won't make it to midnight either.

We made pizza for dinner...mine was perfection...thin crust, fresh mozzarella, dry coppa, and fresh basil.

A suggestion for Meade.

Before serving, put a big handful of arugula lightly dressed with lemon vinaigrette and a few Parmigiano curls on the hot pizza; a delicious contrast of texture.

Now I'm enjoying a slice of persimmon pudding before hopping into a nice hot tub.

edutcher said...

Coketown said...

English used to be a fairly gender-neutral language until the hyper-feminists got ahold of it. You could count the number of gender specific declensions on two hands: blonde and brunette and a handful of other adjectives, then priestess, waitress, and actress pretty much finish of occupational nouns. A female writer is still a writer, etc. But now there's spokeswomen, chairwomen, and on and on. My mom calls herself a businessman, though, which I find charming.

We inherited a lot from the Greeks and Romans, too: executrix, aviatrix, etc.

Chairwoman, etc., was always there, it just didn't get used much. It the gender-neutral, chairperson, that makes me ill.

Deb said...

I don't know why but it reminds me of this.

As for me, it's old movies and Nyquil, as I suffer through day 7 of a head cold.


First, you have excellent taste in music, ma'am. Chuck's much better than that tone-deaf guy from Hibbing MN.
/ducks

Second, you sound like you have what The Blonde's got. Add a comment when you start to feel better. I'd like to know how long this is going to last.

Kev said...

Just polished off a nice roast chicken, but the real highlights were sweet potatos glazed with a tangerine/ginger reduction

Hmm...reduced from what? ;-)

At Casa de Kev, the meal was P.F. Chang's Shrimp in a Garlic Sauce (from the grocery store, not the restaurant) on brown rice--good stuff! I'm not a champagne drinker, so midnight could well be rung in with a Shiner Bock. And tomorrow will include the traditional Southern good-luck dish of black-eyed peas.

BJM said...

@edutcher & Deb

We had the sinus cold/slime monster last month. It takes about two weeks for it to clear and I didn't feel 100% for almost a month and I'm pretty healthy.

Our ENT suggested nasal lavage with saline solution. It was helpful for a few hours, especially in the morning.

The only thing that really worked on the congestion and drainage was Zyrtex-D.

Hope The Blonde and Deb feel better real soon.

Oh...it's very contagious...you'll have it tomorrow.

Freeman Hunt said...

I bought a small party favor pack at Target for the family, and I had to show ID. Because it had four of those little pull string poppers with streamers in them, I was told.

I wonder how old you must be to buy children's party favors. I should have asked.

Happy New Year! It's not official here for another 47 minutes, but I'm going to bed. We celebrated with the kids at 8:00.

Chip Ahoy said...

Wanna see sumpin? That was the test for this.

All the wonderful careful culinary delights you mention tonight cheer me greatly.

MamaM said...

140 tulip bulbs made it in the ground today, during an warm spell of 56 degree weather, with snow and temps of 25 forecast for Sunday. A lucky break and a hopeful way to start the New Year.

Dinner was steak and garlic shrimp, followed by our favorite game, Carcassone. Pull string party poppers here too.

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