Monday, November 3, 2008
Have you ever seen that movie, Mermaids? It's got Cher in it, along with Winona Ryder and a very young Christina Ricci. It's a fairly unremarkable movie, but one thing I remember is that Cher's character never made a full meal. They only ate appetizers. And this has always appealed to me.
We had a busy weekend! Halloween, Tavo had drill, we had the Marine Corps Ball, hiking, and Tavo's parents were celebrating their anniversary last night. The good thing is that food was provided at most of these events. The bad thing? I didn't cook a darn thing. So tonight, after a long day at work and no cooking all weekend--should I make a big, delicious meal? Naw, let's just have some onion dip and cocktails.
I found this recipe on White on Rice Couple's blog. Check them out--the pictures are breathtaking and the recipes are fantastic! I did a slight variation on their Baked Walla Walla Sweet Onion Dip. Here in Georgia, of course, we use Vidalia onions (which you can now find this late in the year! Usually, they're more of a spring/summer onion) and instead of California's Best Foods brand mayonnaise, we used Duke's Mayonnaise out of Greenville, South Carolina. Support your local brands! Below are the results--next time, I think I'm going to throw a bit of spinach in, for the semblance of health. We ate the dip with...toasted Sourdough!
Baked Vidalia Onion Dip with Toasted Sourdough
We also broke into the Military Special bourbon. Something about the cool, autumn weather brings out the bourbon drinker in both of us. (blech--it wasn't that great. I do like the label, thoguh)
So--ready for pics from the Ball?
And on Sunday, my buddy Jennifer and I hiked Kennesaw Mountain, about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. It was gorgeous out--and about 400 other people also decided to hike. Regardless of crowds, it was great to get outside and climb a mountain .
And when I came home from my jog tonight, Tavo had set up some candles in the front room....
I love you too, babe!
Posted by tavolini at 11/03/2008