I made this little guy from the same book that the giraffe is from and although he is a little cutie, he is not the hedgehog of my dreams. He’s so tiny! Seriously, this guy fits in the palm of my hand. I am hoping to have Charlie take the pattern to work and enlarge it up on the copy machine. Turning and stuffing teensy tiny arms is just not my thing. All the same, look at that little blue scarf! I do like him.
I am getting ready for two dinner parties in two nights – tonight we are hosting two couples for a Chanukah dinner party. The menu:
-green salad with lemon shallot dressing
-African beef stew with dates (so tasty)
-latkes and homemade applesauce (with nutmeg, ginger and mace)
-Israeli couscous (the large kind)
-and for dessert, homemade chocolate chip cookies with ice cream and berries
and on Saturday night we are having two other couples over, both of whom would also be stuck at home with a baby and no babysitter on New Year’s. We are setting up lots of Pack ‘n Plays upstairs and having ourselves a nice dinner party and some board game playing down stairs. It is mostly potluck, but I am making prime rib, which I’ve never made before but there was a great recipe in the Times food section this week so I couldn’t resist. Today, I’m polishing silver and cleaning the kitchen and doing some last minute prep work. Have a great weekend everyone!
*the title of this post is inspired by Mordant’s Wish by Valerie Coursen, our latest obsession