Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mr. Evil Dr. Pork Chop


I have the shopping for tomorrow's dinner done and once again, I've capitulated to the insane and purchased the ham, because according to Mr. Larger Than Life, no holiday meal is complete without one. I've received no fewer than 6 six calls from my son about the ham this week. MLTL was becoming very worried and now he's mad because I bought the ham and not him. There's just no pleasing this man. If I have to force feed him, that old goat better eat nothing but ham. The rest of us, just like last year, will indulge in the grape leaves.

Dinner should be done cooking today as I have, with the exception of the carrots and asparagus, designed a completely make ahead menu. This clears the decks for another Donkey Kong tournament on Sunday. Of course that means I'd better get busy in the kitchen right this minute. I have a lot of grape leaves to roll.

Right after that second cup of coffee.

Hope your holiday weekend is shaping up to be special, too.

15 comments:

Amy said...

Leg of lamb for us, which I'll marinate tonight, then stick in the oven tomorrow. Easy-peasy.

Stephanie V said...

I'm on my way - love grape leaves!

Gail said...

What time shall I be there?

Happy a wonderful weekend.

SkippyMom said...

Not as "special" as yours :) [my sympathies] but mmmm, I want grape leaves too! I remember that picture you posted last year or the year before of the bazillion you made. So delicious looking!

Have a wonderful holiday Rudee. Thanks again for everything, especially the smiles.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i got my ham today. but it's just me and sarge...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoox

The Bug said...

We haven't even planned anything - but I imagine that I will eat cake at coffee hour after church & might not be hungry for real food until dinner. It's kind of nice sometimes that we don't live near family & it's just the two of us - we can do our own thing most of the time.

NCmountainwoman said...

Have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Does anyone else like ham? I know it is a traditional dish for Christmas and Easter for a lot of people...but no one in our family likes it. Have wonderful day Rudee!

Mimi said...

I've never heard of grape leavees, but i love ham! Especially Nigella Lawson's Ham in Coke, yum!
Happy Easter, have fun with your family!

Denise said...

I don't what I'm doing for the holiday really. Other than taking the bunnies up to the nursing home. I think that should be very fitting and enjoyed by everyone.

I hope everyone enjoys your dinner. Beat them in the Donkey Kong.

Reality Jayne said...

Hi Knitting nurse....Love Ham....Hate the bloat.

Rose said...

Hope you made it through today! What a great nickname for him! I just saw ToyStory3 again and I love the refeeence!

Emille said...

My daughter made cornish hens (delicious!), but I can always have grape leaves as a desert, or -anytime:)

sapphireblue said...

I so need to buy that game! Hope you won.

bettyjf1 said...

LOL my sister had an MTL too... :) Paul worked Sunday afternoon so we had Easter Breakfast.... BUT a ham was served Saturday night LOL