Mrs. Dr. Phil's Mom, aka Momcat, and Joe were were going to come up for Thanksgiving, but given a variety of things on both sides of Lake Michigan, that didn't happen. So they came up this weekend. Moving into December means that (a) Mrs. Dr. Phil begins to bake batches of stollen and (b) we get an annual box of lovely Arkansas pecans from her Little Rock cousins. This year, the pecans were apparently very happy with the weird weather and are simply gorgeous and plentiful.
The pecans come already rolled, so the shells are cracked. Huge advantage. Momcat is now sorting the pieces and picking the meats from the shells.
Smile for the Kodak, Momcat!
Dinner From Stromboli's
Stromboli's Pizza on M-45 in Allendale MI is one of the few real restaurants in Allendale and it's a favorite to boot. When company comes, we frequently call in a big order and have them deliver. Might as well show you what the fuss is all about.
Clockwise from bottom: Meatball sub (footlong), Seafood Stromboli (black tiger shrimp, crab, side of Alfredo sauce), Pasta Funghi e Vino (Penne in mushroom sauce w/ basil, garlic and mozzarella, Spaghetti Con Salsiccia (known by the staff as Pasta Susie -- w/ sauteed onions, green peppers, sausage and meatballs) and Mostaccioli (w/ added meatball).
And out guests Joe and Momcat digging in.
For the technically minded, first two pictures taken on the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n with the 28mm f2.8D AF-Nikkor and Nikon Speedlight SB-28DX, the rest with the Nikon D1X with the 18-55mm VR DX AF-Nikkor at 18mm -- which gives an effective 28mm focal length on a DX camera -- and Nikon Speedlight SB-80DX. So I guess this is all a 28mm party. (grin)