Saturday Celebration

Cooking

Vacationing is great, but weekends at home can be just as fabulous! Friday night, I had a lot of fun drinking wine and eating pizza with my co-workers. I’m getting sad about leaving them, but was so happy to be able to enjoy a night out with everyone.

Saturday was a boat load of fun because I had the whole family over to my place! I think it was the first time it’s ever happened.

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Kath & Kanz came down from VA for a quick visit and to exchange Christmas presents. Kanz brought a home-brewed beer that was a unique combination of orange and vanilla. Yum!

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I contributed brussels roasted with a bit of olive oil, as well as maple and cinnamon mashed potatoes. I was quite pleased with both!

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My dad made his perfectly grilled London broil,

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and Kath and Kanz brought rosemary garlic bread from the bakery!

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I forgot how fun eating in can be when the food is awesome! We also opened a bottle of syrah that Matt’s parents had given us as a gift a while back and it was perfect with this meal!

[PS: a belated happy birthday to Matt’s mom, Candace!!!!!]

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Kanz’s birthday is coming up soon, so my mom and I picked up a carrot cake from Whole Foods.

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Great cake! I had two of these plus more Christmas eggnog with bourbon that my dad made everyone drink to finish it up. Made for an uncomfortable bedtime, but twas a festive night. Felt just like the holidays again.

Today we strolled around East campus, brunched at Guglhuph, and then I did a lot of relaxing before whipping up steak quesadillas with the leftover meat. Best combo ever. Tomorrow marks the last Monday at my job. Can’t believe it :/

  • Miranda
    January 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Enjoy your last week at work! It might be sad but your exciting new job will be so worth it 🙂

  • Allison
    January 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Food looks great and def agree that food tastes better with good company 🙂 Good luck on your last Monday at your old job… Cheers to new beginnings!

  • Mom
    January 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Your sweet potatoes and spouts were excellent! And such fun sitting at your table!