Friday 23 November
When you're cooking dinner for a family of sixteen, you go with a good solid one-pot stew. And when the family comes from New Mexico, you make posole.
Garrett is now a vegetarian, so one pot was without pork; and cilantro is too strong for Laura, so we set aside a plate for her before it got added. And we are pleased to say that, though the green chiles had to come from a can, the cilantro was picked the day before yesterday in our own garden, and survived the trip to Illinois in a water-filled yogurt container just fine.
Dessert was a surprise: Kindereggs, the last load we smuggled across the Canadian border. Everyone had a terrific time with them, too.