We were fortunate to spend this weekend with a bunch of friends in NY, especially after Friday’s tragedy. It’s nice to have a chance to see people before the craze of Christmas sets in.
On Saturday, we attended a baby naming / christening, which was followed by a fun party for family and friends. The hosts told us they wanted to make punch, which seemed weird to me, since there would be older family there. Shame on me for doubting them! It was a huge success! Everyone loved it and had fun guessing the ingredients and drinking out of the tiny cups. Here’s a link to the post about our old fashioned punch, in case you want to liven up your holiday entertaining.
Last night, we met some of my oldest friends for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants – Northern Spy Food Co. I had a delicious cauliflower soup and, of course, their kale salad. Now that we’re deep into dark leafy green season, I’m going to have to dig back into the blog archives and make our knock-off of the Northern Spy kale salad. If you’re getting a lot of kale and squash from your CSA, it’s a tasty and different way to put them to use.