There was a very silly school-start delay of two hours this morning, but the boys were troopers about hanging out in the kids' club so I could keep my appointment at the gym. We then hit the library, I dropped them off, went to the market and returned home to my very cold but very quiet home. Dear family friends are coming for dinner tonight, so I wanted to start cooking and maybe sit a long spell on the couch because I feel slightly on the bad side of icky.
A good couch is such an underrated place to spend time. While huddling under my blanket with my other two boys nearby, I found via email from a friend that my Farro Salad with Gold Beets, Feta and Pecans had been awarded a Wildcard Win on Food52 today. What a nice surprise! Thanks to the editors and to Mark Weinberg for the lovely photo.
For dinner tonight, I'm making a kale salad, a caramelized shallot and cabbage tart with tasso, and some spiced molasses cookies. Simple and delicious. And tomorrow, for the first time in years, I will happily and enthusiastically pack because on Friday morning, T and I are heading to Richmond to celebrate his birthday weekend.
I literally could not be looking forward to this getaway more. Three nights of great meals, excellent drink, adult conversation and SLEEP! No schedule, spontaneity, quiet! Aaaahhhh.....