Well our boarder arrived back today. The kids weren't as enthusiastic as I thought they would be. Maybe he is truly becoming part of the family. It was brought to my attention that it has almost a been a year, off and on, since we have had a fifth member of our family during the week. Time surely does fly.
As for dinner this evening, the fall hits keep on coming. I arrived home to a nutmeg and squash soup boiling on the wood burning stove. We played a little ping pong, sans net or rules until it was just too hot. Then we came up stairs for dinner.
The pork chops were pan fried in a garlicy sauce of some description. The spinach salad was crisp and the combination of olives, spinach and the onion vinegar dressing was tight. The sweetness of the red pepper also added a nice dimension. I had an olive on its own for comparison and I must say, olives in combination are the way to go. Especially the black olives. This evenings rice had a layering of furikake on top. Once again upping the ante slightly. With the soup to start and finish it was a perfect mid-fall dinner. My favourite part had to be the peas that were hidden in the soup. They are like little flavour bombs that explode on impact.
Well back to the grind.