Sur la table

Mar 6, 2013

Left work at 5 yesterday, and picked up Oliver at the day care center. We were home by 6.

In the fridge, I found a rotisserie chicken that Erin bought the day before and beets I’d roasted over the weekend. I carved the chicken, retrieved a Ziploc bag of turkey stock made after our Thanksgiving feast and stored in the freezer, and made a gravy while rice pilaf (from a box) simmered. Anna and Malia used the KitchenAid stand mixer to juice lemons — we have the citrus juicer attachment — and Erin arrived home in time to help them make lemonade with the simple syrup I’d made Sunday.

By 7, we were sitting as a family, sharing a delicious meal.

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Anton Zuiker

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