Comments on: Pork Nests with Apples and Onion Confit, or, How Dave and I Became Engaged Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:49:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: Shayna Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:42:57 +0000 I like the idea of splurging on a set of really expensive watches with some kind of engraving… but then again, i am a sucker for a watch on a nice strong arm…

Congrats!!! Here’s to love of food, loving each other and happiness to all!

By: Mowen Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:48:41 +0000 A few quick questions:
1. what is blind-baking (my assumption is I fold the square in there, drop in a pie weight or two and go.
2. Should I chop the onion before I gently bake it?
3. Is gently baking somewhere in the neighborhood of say 225 degrees?

By: Mowen Wed, 18 Apr 2007 23:40:59 +0000 Wow, I am a few posts behind the times – congratulations! I say it’s your wedding and your day, so whatever is imprtant to you both be it the politics, the timing, the place, or the symbols involved should be guided to what’s important to you both. Conventions be damned! Best wishes.

By: novalis Thu, 05 Apr 2007 20:02:20 +0000 Actually, we’ve had at least one gay friend thank us for waiting.

I just don’t feel like it would be right to have a nice ceremony and invite my friends and then one of them catches the bouquet and … what then? That’s got to hurt.

Also, I think if the local wedding industry sees that not having same-sex marriage puts them at a disadvantage, they’ll help lobby for it.

I wasn’t raised to be quiet when I see injustice. I’m rather glad of that, actually. I’ve improved the world by acting on my convictions, and I’ve improved my own life too.

I’m not particularly worried about losing your business over an earring. I already don’t meet conventional business standards: I’ve got long scruffy hair, I wear sandals all year round, and I don’t shave as often as I should. I’ve got a nice, stable job saving the world already. And it’s a job where they like me because I’m willing to stand up for what I believe in, that I’m willing to express a contrary opinion.

Fortunately, I’ve got a fiancee who loves me for these things, or is at least willing to put up with them. And that’s what really matters.

By: Lisa Thu, 05 Apr 2007 17:14:56 +0000 It is too bad that you allow PC mindset to affect your own future marriage, wedding. I am not here to persuade you to go elsewhere to get married. Rather, why don’t you just forget the gay marriage business for a day or two? Life must be truly pretty good for you, with food and drink in abundance, if you refuse to get married quietly and without making a fuss. Get married in England? Forget it, they have just excluded teaching Holocaust from their public school curricula. Get married in Canada? Forget it. native people have so many problems there it would not be fair to the natives to host a lavish ceremony there.

Please do not ask your boyfriend to wear an earring, I will never ever do any business with a man who wears an earring. And many other people will not do so either. An earring in a straight man’s ear says: “I am so liberal I believe marrying your cat is OK and I can be a major pain in the ass”.

Get back to traditions. Have a normal wedding in a normal place. This time it is about you and not about gays.


By: novalis Thu, 05 Apr 2007 15:06:08 +0000 emily, I served her the pork baskets :)

By: Danielle Thu, 05 Apr 2007 14:17:25 +0000 Thanks for all the well wishes, everyone!

Answers, in no particular order:

The pork nests preceded the proposal.

Baskets are fabulous!

I actually have been considering top of the ear earrings.

I have always loved the idea of tattooed wedding rings, but only as a wedding symbol, not as an engagement symbol.

Thank you again, for sharing in the joy with us.

By: emily Thu, 05 Apr 2007 04:34:33 +0000 De-lurking to say congratulations on your news and an engagement pendant is a nice idea. On a not so important note, those pork nests look like winners- might try them this weekend…yummmmm onion confit…
P.S. did he ask you to marry him before or after you served him the pork baskets? :)

By: mary Wed, 04 Apr 2007 20:46:18 +0000 Congratulations! It seems I’ve heard about many people opting for something other than a ring lately, and I’m all for that nontraditional sort of thinking. I’ve heard of engagement watches, engagement bicycles, engagement downpayments on a house… I also heard about one couple buying a really nice bottle of wine when they got engaged that they planned to drink on their tenth wedding anniversary.

By: mr.ed Tue, 03 Apr 2007 19:05:01 +0000 Dave’s aunt Liz didn’t want a ring, either. For the last thirty years, she’s gotten Victorian jewelry for anniversary (and other occasions), and I feed her every night. And the cats, too.