I made my first improvised casserole yesterday and it turned out very well: acorn squash, sour cream, onions, and macaroni. This was a culinary accomplishment to follow up having made my own apple sauce the day before (and it was very good!) I was inspired by my mother having done so during my trip home to go with the latkes. On the subject of latkes, yesterday I learned that my uncle has a good reputation as a latke maker - he ended up cooking them for 60 people last year, and they were all eaten up.
I think more people I know on LJ posted entries yesterday alone than they did for the entirety of last week put together.
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