2015 X-mass dinner at the habitat:
Savory cheese cake salad
Bleu cheese and herbs cake, parm, pine nut and rosemary crust
Roasted pepper sauce with basil and garlic
Lemon herb dresses greens
Pickles cucumber, onion and scallion
Pork tenderloin medallions with pomegranate and dried cherry sauce
Corn bread and sausage with apples, apricot, pear, plum, prune and raisin.
Brussels sprout and Jersey Wakefield cabbage with bacon, currants and lemon butter.
Orange tapioca pudding with caramel praline and raspberry parfait and short bread crumbles with pistachio
Coffee with chocolate cherry irish cream
I was privileged to share the evening feasting with my good wife, my dear brother RT, and friends Ramsey, Scott and Ronald. Many a bold yarn was spun. A multitude of anecdotes were delivered with candor and humor. All manner of worthy ideals were debated. Of course at times the conversation addressed the more serious and sobering aspects of the human experience - the difficulties of living with an incredibly small penis, the challenge of telling creative d**k and f**t jokes, whether Knute Rockne’s long standing record for quantity of Old Scratch’s fiery hot semen swallowed in a single life time will be eclipsed by Lucifer Holtz, the relative probabilities of having impersonal sex in a public place with Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lawrence… Several times, glasses were lifted round the table to celebrate the birth of magic baby Jesus, good company, college football, t**ties and beer while holiday themed music helped our hearts soar like angels.
In the end, it was a perfect evening of muff diving and mirth.
But wait! It gets better!
Lo and behold, the miracle of x-mass was made manifest when Little Elf Ricky summoned all his skills and all his powers to clean up the kitchen mess.