Friday we were supposed to get a little snow and maybe some ice. What we got was a pretty significant ice storm and even got out of work early. It was NASTY. It's still nasty today (Monday).
My mom was supposed to come over on Friday. We checked the traffic report and the NJ Turnpike was at a crawl and full of minor accidents and my mom and I were disappointed but it just wasn't a good idea for her to come down. She said she would get on the turnpike and see how it was and get off at the next exit and go home if it was bad.
So I went home disappointed and feeling sorry for myself to have to spend a Friday night alone because Mike was staying at his mom's when mom called and said she was braving the storm to come over anyway. "I was looking forward to this too much to not come."
I was a nervous wreck. There's cause to be nervous about my mom driving to my house when the weather is great but in a storm!
It took about three hours but she made it and we had a great time and I'm so glad she came and by the time she left Saturday the roads were dry. I love when my mom sleeps over.
The corned beef came out great even though I didn't like it at all. Kelly came over but her boyfriend did not since he wasn't feeling well. I made a green frosted layer cake with pistachio pudding and potatoes and cabbage. My recipe said a 3 pound brisket would feed 6-8. Yeah right. Mine was almost 4 pounds and the three of us only left enough over to send some home to Kelly's boyfriend and give some to Mike to have for lunch the next day. Next year I am definitely making two. It shrunk a lot!
I'll make it once a year but I think corned beef is slimy and not very good. The Killians helped. I think Kelly had a good time and Mike really seemed to like her.
Before she left she kinda sorta asked if she could come over again on Wednesday. I just wanted to make sure she didn't mind always coming to my house and she said she wanted to make sure I didn't mind cooking for her and she wondered if it was fair. Mike chimed in that I love cooking dinner and having people over so that was done. To be honest, I rather her come to my house anyway. So that works out fine for me.
So I think we're starting a Wednesday thing which is awesome.