Scott cooked a fantastic prime rib for his and Cathy's birthdays, which happens to be on the same day. For the Thanksgiving holiday Scott carved a fancy pumpkin for the occasion.
Michael came into town for a long weekend two weeks before Thanksgiving and we went to a favorite fish restaurant where we pigged out on oysters and stone crab claws.
We have also enjoyed seeing our good friends Robert and Susan. We have only been able to have one dinner with them as Susan had her knee replaced and is now doing very well with her rehab. Scott and I joined Robert at a couple of Florida Atlantic football games, which included great tailgates. We also met up with them and their daughter Alyssa one evening after Susan's operation and watched the Florida Gators Bowl Game.
We work off a lot of the calories from these scrumptious meals by walking 3 miles almost every day, either around our neighborhood or on the treadmill at the gym. We also take a Yoga class twice a week designed just for seniors.
A few nights later Josie and I went into downtown Delray for the lighting of the 100-foot Christmas tree. You can also go inside the tree and look up onto the lights as well. One of the food vendors at the tree lighting was making Hungarian Horn Rolls, something we had never tried before. It had a sugar and cinnamon coating on a hollow roll of dough that after it was cooked was a hollow horn shape.
One evening Scott took us on a Christmas Light sightseeing tour of the multi-million dollar homes in Boca Raton. So many fantastic light displays it would take pages to show them all.
Scott and Cathy outdid themselves for our Christmas meals. On Christmas Eve we had a standing rib roast with all the fixing, including oyster dressing. On Christmas day we had mushroom raviolis with shrimp and asparagus covered in a sherry and bourbon cream sauce. We did extra workouts the following week.
A few days before the New Year, Scott cooked a ham for dinner so we could use the bone to season our New Year's day black eyed peas. In the south eating black eyed on New Years Day brings good luck. For New Year's eve Scott once again outdid himself and served up a feast of grilled steak with all the great sides. After dinner we played Mah Jongg till it was time to go out on the balcony and watch the fireworks at midnight. It was a great and safe way to bring in the new year.