Saturday, December 23, 2006

Chrismas Party at 175 Hawthorne

We had a get-together of sorts with a few new friends from around Long Island - Deepak and Pushpa, in black and red, and Srikant and Vinisha, in grey and orange.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas at the Hoskins's

David and Ann had called us over for a holiday celebration - as always, it was a day well spent! Little Chloe was as mischievous as always, but she did let me play with a few of her toys. All of us enjoyed little shot glass-fulls of eggnog - Soma's first - before digging into lunch. For starters, we had some tossed shrimp and some wine and cheese. For the main course, David had baked a wonderful salmon pie -which we had, in generous servings, with some peas and potatoes, and a light gravy. Going over to David's place always gives us a chance to new and different cuisines - always a treat to food lovers like us!

After the lunch, Ann and Chloe stayed at home, while the rest of us went over to the Van Courtland Manor - a well preserved historical wood-and-stone house dating dating back to the 18th century.