Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker
Monday, December 15, 2008
Early Christmas Gathering
This is an exemplary example of how NOT to take a photo of a flaming Christmas pudding in a dark room! The family gathered early this year. Lots of delicious food and our first real traditional Christmas pudding! We have two English folk in our family. My younger sister prepared the flaming extravaganza right out of the pages of her new Nigella Christmas Cookbook. This is a potent concoction, mind you. Two cups of sherry and then more to pour over at serving time in order to get the grand flaming entrance. The lights were lowered and sister ignited the pud' in the kitchen, picked it up and turned for the living room. Followed by a hoard of jumping grandsons and ooooing adults the procession began. It became interesting when some of the flaming liquid sloshed over the side of the platter. Fireballs were literally rolling across the wood floor behind her! Older sister calmly exclaimed, "There's fire on the floor. One of the English yelled, "It's on my foot"! After a lot of Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! all was well and everyone was laughing hysterically at the close call.