December 11, 2013: Leek and bacon pizza — pizza aux poireaux et aux lardons
On Wednesday 11 December, two days ago, Walt was in the kitchen making us a couple of pizzas for lunch. They were going to be leek and bacon pizzas, one of his favorites. We hadn't had leek and bacon pizzas in a while. Walt first started making them some 15 years ago, when we still lived in San Francisco.
To dress up this year's pizza, we liberally sprinkled on grated parmesan cheese at the table.
Since I wasn't working in the kitchen, I opened up a folder of photos from December 11, 2004. What did I find? Well, on that day, nine years ago, Walt made leek and bacon pizzas too. It was a funny coincidence.
On December 11, 2004, we had the same kind of pizza. It wasn't the first time, or the last.
This morning, I had a look at the photos I took on December 11 in 2003 and in 2005. Here are two of them.
On December 11, 2003, we were amazed by one of the first winter sunrises we saw from the kitchen window of our 'new' house.
Collette was Callie's predecessor in our household. The photo dates from 11 Dec. 2005.
Collette was a dog we rescued from the Humane Society shelter in Santa Clara, California, in 1992. She was six months old and had been found wandering the streets with no collar or tag. She moved to France with us in 2003, at the age of 11½. And then she passed away at the age of 14, three or four months after I took this photo.
P.S. Today is CHM's birthday. Happy Birthday to him, and many happy returns of the day.