A Football Lunch
I cooked a few bratwursts in a big pot of beer, then took them out and put them on an indoor grilling pan for a few minutes to get some grill marks and turn the skin a more golden color. I put my brat in a bun and added E. Waldo Ward's mustard relish, some red cabbage slaw, and a smear of hot mustard. I ate potato salad and some Pringles as accompaniments, but they were superfluous: the sausage was outstanding, the perfect meal for watching football.
In the afternoon we watched The Expendables. I know this seems like a ridiculous thing to do, but my reasoning was clear: I did not want the USC-UCLA game that night to be the worst thing I watched all weekend. Every once in a while I see a movie for which my expectations are so low that the movie cannot help but be better. And my expectations for The Expendables were as low as I've ever had. Still, it was worse.
A Birthday Dinner
The meal wasn't anything spectacular, but it was very good and we ate it while watching the USC-UCLA game. I had a feeling that UCLA was going to put up a good effort this year. I don't know why I ignored the fact that they have played gutless football all season and the playcalling has been nothing short of completely inept. Not surprisingly, both those things occurred again and UCLA lost, again.
A Porcine Sandwich
It was merely okay. Not one of my better ideas.
A Simple Lunch
I had gone down to Trader Joe's to pick up a few things, so lunch was an assortment of items. I made Elizabeth a bowl of red pepper and tomato soup. My dad had the lone leftover crab leg. We all shared some caramelized onion and feta cheese appetizers. And my mom and I had Swiss Beer Fondue with sliced bread. It was good, as always.
A Simpler Dinner
I added some green and red Taco Bell hot sauce because I thought the Christmas colors would be pretty. The quesadilla was as tasty as it was simple.