Well, actually we made plans to meet up with my brother-in-law there - he was going to do some work for Bobby. We've actually overbooked work this month, and my brother-in-law could use the extra. So they were going to meet up and go over plans and what needed to be done, and he asked mom if she minded if we stay for dinner. She was home alone (dad was on travel), and loved the idea.
We went with a standard of hers - marinated and grilled tri tip. She's really good at it. We pulled out some salad leftover from Friday's Thanskgiving, I sauteed some Brussels sprouts, and we dipped baguette slices in olive oil. Really simple, but really tasty.
After dinner we talked for awhile, and I asked where the recipe for German pancakes was. She pulled out a cookbook that must have been my great-grandmother's and gave it to me. Along with another cookbook of a similiar age. Now I can't wait to try out that recipe.