Yes! The freezer is full to overflowing. The mighty hunter was successful and we are prepared for the coming year. We will feast on 100% natural, organic deer and elk that was harvested and butchered by the one who will be fed by it. There is much comfort found in knowing every step of your food's preparation. I am the daughter of a hunter/provider and I married one. My daddy didn't raise no dummy!
The girls and I have been enjoying the setting of elaborate tables filled with the abundance that we can create to compliment the main attraction. The woven tablecloth is literally covered with wood and pottery bowls that hold baked potatoes, sour cream, chives, chopped tomatoes... oven roasted brussels sprouts sprinkled with olive oil, fresh ground sea salt and black pepper... Lettuce salad with toasted sunflower and sesame seeds and a caesar dressing... Homemade rolls smeared (thinly, really :) with butter... Sitting center stage is the marinated, peppered steaks, broiled to everyone's idea of perfection. Mmm. Yes, I feel spoiled indeed.
Today is Saturday and after a full yesterday of parties plus, (a medieval party and a Japanese birthday bash with a science gathering sandwiched between) the girls will most likely sleep in. Husband will be thankful for a few extra winks but will join me shortly to curl (I curl, he sprawls) on the couch with coffee and catch up on the happenings of the week that may have somehow missed the dinner table conversation. I love Saturday mornings when the sun is still low and we can pretend that we have nothing better to do than curl, sip and talk. As the room becomes brighter we will slowly stretch into reality. Yes, there are many things to be done today... but not until later. :)