Tuesday, November 22, 2005

brie

i heard "santa baby" playing in cvs today. yes, the first snow has long come and gone, but i was still not ready for the images of waxy Whitman's chocolates (oh, Snoopy - sigh), mall craze, and perky poinsettias that were immediately triggered.

[i should have known it was coming with the return of eggnog lattes and red starbucks paper cups!]

but the rapid approach of the holiday season also brings positive associations to mind. for example, holiday cocktail parties. i am a sucker for all things that make the quintessential holiday cocktail party: the scattered flickering of tealights, the vaguely familiar ting of jazz, the obligatory assorted cheese platter. (i like wine too, but when it comes to parties, i prefer it sangria'd, not mulled.)

and so i welcomed the season by having brie with dinner. brie, the most peaceful and harmonious of the cheeses! what doesn't get along with brie...?

crusty bread
jam
pears
pecans
apples
walnuts
blueberries
dried apricots
flaky crust
almonds
grapes


yup. it's all a happy holidays once someone cuts into the ooey goodness of that perfectly circular little disk.

p.s. santa, i would not mind an outer space convertible as well, but in red, not blue.
thanks! :)

4 comments:

Law Student # 96981349825 said...

what doesn't get along with brie? my intestines. it gets ugly. :(

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