White Christmas

We got snow a few days before Christmas, not a lot, but thanks to the cold it stuck around and we've picked up another inch or so since yesterday.


Front Range mountains have received up to 18" of snow since Sunday, which is good news. Snow remains thin: Eldora Mountain has 20" on the ground at its summit, Cameron Pass 30. This week I need to take our skis in to a shop for tuning and acquire some boots for the fast-growing feet in our family so we can ski in January.

We spent Christmas morning at home unwrapping gifts, went for a walk around the neighborhood, and then spent the evening feasting with friends. The parents of our hosts were in town, and treated us to some gorgeous and sublime Persian rish dishes. I made a reverse-seared prime rib roast that was excellent and we drank a few bottles of wine which we brought back from France: a 2013 Castelmaure Cuvée No. 3 and the same cooperative's Grande Cuvée (its number 2 wine). We were in the neighborhood of Embres-et-Castelmaure quite often last year. There's a nice write-up aout its wines on the Taste Languedoc blog. Being able to share an excellent meal with family and friends is something that I appreciate more each year. Good health and good company are priceless and worth celebrating.