Well, at the last minute the kids decided they were coming to come to my place for Easter Sunday dinner. Now, I usually fix a ham, but I do need a few days to plan and get myself in the mood for such an ordeal. But, with the late notice I really wasn't keen on the whole thing so I opted for a new recipe for grilled and then baked pork chops in a shallot and herb red wine sauce. I also made some skillet sauted green beens and parsely and oregano russert potatoes.
I told everyone that we'd eat at 6:00pm so everybody could get on with things, so I started the process with a glass of cabernet a little after 4:00pm as I chopped shallots.
Someone had brought the newest Harry Potter dvd, so they popped that in and that was great background for the chef as he/I toiled away in the kitchen.
Everyone showed up about 4:30pm or so, and hung around watching the chef for about as long as they could bear. Then, off to watch the movie - which I think is difficult to follow. But then... F.O.P. - what do they know... It was great to be together and share the day.