The Beginning of the End

Cooking

Hello, Hello,

I’ve had and wonderful weekend with lots of festivities. Sadly, I left my camera at a friend’s house, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the full recap. Until then, I’ve leave you with the details of my Easter relaxation. Matt and I were planning to check out the Old South Church in the Back Bay, but after two very late nights in a row, we just didn’t make it up and out the door in time for the Easter service. Oh well. We laid around and made chocolate cherry pancakes instead! And when I realized it was SEVENTY DEGREES outside, I knew an outdoor run was in order. By the time I got my act together though I wasn’t really in the mood and Matt and I ended up only running for about 25 minutes and walking for another 45. All of Boston was brunching it on outdoor patios and there were tons of folks checking out all the flowers that have popped in the Boston Public Garden.

This afternoon, I threw together Angela’s Butter Balls with some sunflower butter that’s been in the fridge waaaay too long. I licked the spoon and I think they are going to turn out nicely. I’ll let you know.

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Easter dinner, aka pineapple pork, also bubbled all day long in the crockpot.

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I used some local pork shoulder that was surprisingly well-priced from Whole Foods and followed the gist of this recipe (I subbed bbq sauce for soy sauce and flour for tapioca starch).

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On the side, I made mashed sweet potatoes and roasted brussels.

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Tonight’s wine selection was also very special because my dad bought this bottle for us when we were visiting Sakonnet in Rhode Island last summer. It was even better than I remember…very fruity. I find fruity for me sometimes means weak, but not this one – it was full and bold.

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I’m back to work tomorrow – being away from my internship for a week has made me realize just how much I’m ready to move on to a new chapter in my life. I was practically a different person this week and I think others around me noticed it too…

But, I only have eight more weeks to go, and I want to embrace the experience and try to be super productive in the coming month and a half. I really want to savor these eight weeks because May is a busy month and the move and the scary full-time job search will be here before I know it:/

Oh, and happy birthday to Ducky Younger!

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  • Kath
    April 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Gerbert!!!

  • allieatfood
    April 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Happy Easter!! Searching for a full time job is definitely scary but I totally feel you on wanting to be free from the internship. I hope things get better in these next few weeks and hopefully you will find something that fits you well!

  • Mom
    April 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Ducky sure looks young and fluffy there. Hard to believe he is twenty-one.