Archive for June, 2013


TND – Not Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is A Knife

June 27, 2013

baked chicken & sauce

In a stunning example of either unfortunate coincidence or blackest irony, in the same week the Supreme Court ruled that a key provision of the 1965 Civil Rights Voting Act was unconstitutional the reigning doyenne of Southern Cooking, Paula Deen, was dropped like a hot potato by just about everyone after a deposition revealed that she had used ‘the n-word’. Read the rest of this entry ?


TND – Pre & Post Anniversary Dinner

June 20, 2013

sliced chicken & jam

I’m a little behind on my posts – mostly because I’m struggling to figure out what I want to say about the unfolding Paula Deen debacle.  However, at the beginning of June we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of Dinner.  You can read all about it here.  This is what we had pre- and post- that Very Special Dinner. Read the rest of this entry ?


TND Extra – Anniversary Dinner

June 10, 2013


For certain (flexible) systems of accounting Dinner is now 15 years old.  There was a whole convoluted logical reasoning behind this.  I don’t remember what it was, please don’t ask me to recreate it.  Suffice it to say we missed the 10th Anniversary of Dinner by several years and were entirely too impatient to wait for the 20th Anniversary to do something special; Jes was in town from California for her college reunion anyway; and, we wanted an excuse to get all dolled up and go out to dinner.

Anyway you count it, or slice it, that we’ve been doing this for 15 years is mind boggling.  It is also cause for celebration.  And, in our case, elaborate celebration involving Save the Date Cards, an official invitation, a formal menu at a fancy restaurant, and everyone getting dressed to the nines.

The 15th Anniversary of Dinner was like planning a very small scale wedding.  I have new found respect for all my friends who’ve pulled off wonderful weddings.   Read the rest of this entry ?