I’ve had a pretty good 2010 so far! Sarah and I drove to Wichita this weekend. We stayed with her aunts, who fed us verrrrry well. Apparently Cathy used to live in Greece and learned to cook there. This is her amazing moussaka and spanikopita. There was a coconut cake that was more like tres leches than anything coconut I’d had before, and it was transcendent.

Their house backs up to the Arkansas River. It snowed overnight, and it was a beautiful sight to wake up to. The still-unnamed CR-V did great on the drive with the snow and ice.

We also visited with Sarah’s grandmother both days. She was a jazz singer in her father’s band when she was young. We sat and listened to her stories about being asked out on a date by Charlie Parker and a few other greats that were friends of the family. She told us about singing at the Roseland Ballroom in NY back in the day. She’s a neat lady with some great stories to tell.

The drive back was long…we may or may not have broken up the monotony by stopping by a casino for a few minutes. I’m determined to make 2010 a better year, and this was a great start! Happy New Year to all of you!


3 Responses

  1. is sarah’s grandmother really that tiny, or is that a weird photo perspective thing?

  2. She is actually that tiny.

  3. If you bribed someone for the recipe for the coconut cake that is tres leches-like, you could pass that along to me…. I mean, I’m just sayin’… It would let me better judge the transcendent nature of said cake 🙂

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