Every now and then it's a good idea for everyone to take a bit of time to take inventory, process their current life, clear the mind, and re-charge the batteries. It's good for the soul.
I've been doing just that in North Carolina this year. It's wonderful to catch up in person with my now incredibly tall nephews and brothers wife (who by the way is one of my best friends... is she ever WITTY). :)
Hopefully everyone has the same kind of opportunity to re-charge in 2009.
And by the way, here is an excellent spinach salad recipe by Heidi, my sister in law. (We really should have taken a picture of the gigantic bowl she made because it was sooooo pretty!)
1 lb. bacon
2 10 oz. packages of fresh spinach
1/2 pkg. stuffing
6 eggs (hard boiled - optional)
Sauce over spinach - 1/3 cup oil, 1/3 cup vinegar
2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. peppers, 3 heaping tbsp. dry yellow mustard. Pour over above.
(cross posted from my blog. Indeed this is mixing it up a bit, Martin :) )