Kris and Tom introduced us to one of their holiday traditions this year, reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. We so enjoyed the story that Greg and I vowed to make it a Sour Cherry Farm ritual, too. Indeed, the next night, over at the Ranch, we took the story, and the whole family took turns reading from it — just as we did at Irene’s with Kris and Tom.
This being Irene and Kris and Tom doing the hosting, you can bet the evening was filled with great food. We started with Wassail, for which Tom baked apples to flavor the drink. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of that, because it was really great. Warm, sweet and boozy. Just what you want on a winter’s night. So was Tom’s cotechino with lentils.
As was Irene’s brisket sandwich. Photos of that, as well as some more photos from the evening, after the jump.
Irene’s scrumptious brisket, which was so tender and sweet.
Irene’s done a little rearranging at her place. Looks great!
Kris is helping out with Sam:
And so does Irene:
And for dessert, a fabulous toffee cake:
Completely delicious. Insanely, actually. Merry Christmas! And thanks, Kris and Tom, for a new tradition. We loved the story.