Friday, December 15, 2017
Christmas Brooch of the Day-Day Eighteen
I bought the fish for Christmas eve today (frozen). As it is difficult making seven different fish dishes I cheat a bit and make a paella with fish and fava beans (and if I'm feeling fancy, some veggie sausages). I make my own sofrito and this year I have tomatoes from my garden roasted and frozen for it. I buy seven different small-portion frozen fish and we'll still have leftovers for a few days (I don't eat it). As I only make this once a year (don't want to splash out on expensive rice everyday) it is typically enjoyed (I've never actually ruined it, but I've come close to charring the bottom beyond repair). Anyway, as I was purchasing my fish I realised just how close Christmas is, and that Danny's Birthday is Wednesday. Yikes! I think it might make sense to extend the brooches through 6 January when we take down the tree, decorations, etc. Then, since everyone gave me such wonderful feedback about the feature, maybe I can do a weekly or monthly feature on a group of brooches in a certain style, or time period, or colour. I do have an awful lot of them and if it helps someone identify theirs it would be a worthwhile thing to put on the internet. I mean, yeah I could be posing in my underwear playing video games (which would be great) but in terms of helpfulness and mass appeal I think I'll go with the brooches. Me in my undies is more of a specialised interest.
Anyway, I need to get my shit together and start baking cake.