I wasn't supposed to be here. Here being at my house in the Midwest. No, I had a date with some fine Virginia home cooking. Turkey with oyster stuffing, the best mashed potatoes in the world, rich turkey giblet gravy, greens and cranberry sauce. A big date. Not to mention two days of full out grazing on cheese, bread, oyster stew and whatever else my mother and brother would come up with. Instead I got hit full in the face with Snowmageddon 2009. My family got 19 inches of snow in Virginia during the big East Coast storm that fouled up both air and ground traffic earlier in the week. I'm currently sitting at 5 inches of snow with more predicted for tonight and tomorrow. I wasn't going anywhere except the grocery store to stock up on meat and the dvd rental place for some vintage Ab Fab. Still...I was feeling a little......Home Alone-ish. Dang, I knew I forgot something at the store! Old Spice.
I decided to seek solace in cooking up a simple but special meal. Prime Rib Roast, Yorkshire Pudding and Kale with Cranberries.
While I couldn't be with family this Christmas, I am certainly there with them in spirit. I hope where ever you are this holiday season, you are safe, warm and happy. Thanks to all our readers and especially our regular commenters, you guys are the best.