This morning began with the Underground breakfast. I've mentioned this before, but for those who don't know, there is a local guy who makes a breakfast of local food, for anyone who wants to stop by and pay his cover charge. It's all inclusive, and the meals are great! I had the Ravioli Benedict, which was delicious. I tried head cheese for the first time. It's a bit salty, but quite yummy. My husband shared some of his french toast, which had Bailey's Irish Cream in the egg mixture, and, I believe, amaretto in the butter, served on top!
Then to work...Our friends have a large number of fruit trees. While talking with other friends, they mentioned that they should have wrapped them to protect them from mice, before the snow fell, and didn't. It was decided the group of us would meet over there today, and get the job done. Two dug the snow away and 4 of us, in teams of 2, wrapped aluminum foil around the bottom 2 feet, or so, of each tree. This will, hopefully, keep mice, burrowing in the snow, from finding the trees and eating away the bark, killing the trees.
It took us very little time to get the job done, with the 6 of us working together. It's always amazing how fast things get done, and how much more enjoyable the task, when done with a group of friends.
After the wrapping portion we headed inside for some mulled wine, roasted goose, sauerkraut, and potatoes. What a wonderful meal! Earlier in the morning, some of us had been talking about how we had never had goose, and then we showed up to help, and were told that was what we were having for lunch! I love when stuff like that happens.
Oh, so goose...it does not taste like chicken. Actually it's pretty close to beef. It is similar in texture, and flavor. It was delicious!
Between today, and the amazing pot luck spread that was organized for my friends' birthday party, it was an amazing weekend for food. On Friday night, the group of us were all enjoying what everyone had brought and marveled at what folks, with no culinary training, could do with real, wholesome, locally grown foods. I can honestly say I've never eaten better at any time in my life, then I have overthe past year. Local food is just yummier!
Oh, and Jessica and Abe loved their hand knit gifts! Yay!