Yesterday it was time to celebrate a little after a lot of work and thought during this Advent and Christmas season. The Mallowman and I had some old friends over for dinner; as usual, we split cooking duties and didn’t do any coordinating with each other. Sherod was in charge of the main part of the meal, I was in charge of some of the appetizers and desert. He prepared smoked ribs, turnip greens, and black-eyed peas. I put out bruschettas and grav lax (smoked salmon prepared in the Swedish way) and flambéed Crepes Suzette for desert. Might have made our guests feel a little schizy but it all tasted good…Happy New Year, y’all!