Whoa nellie, am I behind! A week late in posting this, but it was the holidays afterall.
December was studded with the very best kinds of things. A really fun 'parents' dinner out with mine and T's at Michael's Pastaria (yum!), a seriously fun Crane's Mill Christmas Party where T and I danced the entire night, various tree decorating, LOTS of cookie eating, my company party, and then a really great Christmas.
We kind of nailed it this year by splitting our time on Christmas eve between the Rag's & the Car's. We had an awesome time at both places. Then, Christmas morning, we went to church and had the most indulgent day in, just the two of us. We got smoked salmon, made bellinis, Cheddar Bay Biscuits and watched movies and opened presents.... oh and played something like 2 hours of Scattagories. The cherry on the sundae was an evening walk in our hood with a fruit punch sky.
We made it down to Scotch Plains for a really fun family dinner at The Stage House Tavern, saw the new beautiful home of some friends and more that I'm sure I'm forgetting. All I know was that it was a really indulging month filled with great times, family, friends and food. :)
Best Recipe: French Olive and Fig Tapande
Best Tunes: I wrote up my Best Albums of 2013 if you care to check that out.
Best Art Project: Christmas Cards (fb soon to come on that)
Best Throwback: Making these scrumptious smelling oranges for the 1st time in over a decade
Best Visual: My baby niece smiling in a santa hat.
Best Outfit: Ugly Christmas Sweater Brigade!
Best Holiday Cocktail: TIE between Silk Soy Eggnog + Light rum. And.... "Cinnamon Latte": .75oz. Fireball Whisky, .5 oz. coffee liquor, .25oz. Irish cream. Chill and strain ingredients into a shot glass and enjoy.
Best Tea: Celestial Seasons Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea
Best New TV Show: Bob's Burgers
Between snow days and vacation time that I had saved up, we're looking at a Mini Grid this month: