Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Inauguration Day was quite an event, yes? No matter which guy (or gal) you voted for, you can't deny the excitement that surrounded this past Tuesday. And I can't deny that I'll find any reason to justify a party. So to celebrate this historic presidency, we got together with a few of our neighbors for hors d'oeuvres, drinks and an encore of the inaugural address on the TiVo.
The eight us sophisticated adults waxed philosophical about change, history and the years ahead over mini Moroccan lamb burgers, endive with Roquefort and walnuts, shots of creamy wild mushroom soup, and prosciutto-wrapped melon. Our six children (most of them under 6 years old) ran around like the heathens they are, occasionally chanting, "Yes we can!" at the top of their lungs, but mostly whining and arguing over Legos.
Despite the distractions, we all had a great time. For dessert we indulged in cups of Obama Blend coffee and Galette des Rois, a French pastry cake traditionally served on the day of Epiphany. But the dessert--most typically associated with the New Year--still seemed fitting. After a few sips of champagne and a peek of the new First Lady in her ball gown, we packed up our worn-out kids and we called it a night. Good times, good friends, good food...Good luck, Mr. President!
Posted by Alex Harrison at 8:03 PM