Christmas day, my sister and her husband came over between their family gatherings with his family, who also lives in Seattle. The rest of the day, Shawn, mom, and I sat around in our pajamas watching TV and eating. We had delicious leftover sandwiches and munched on See's Candy. We planned a fancy dinner and ate it at 7:30pm. Basically, we did whatever the hell we wanted to. It was as good as it was going to get. I managed to take a few pictures of our feast before we devoured it.
|Sauteed green beans in browned butter, mushrooms, and filet mignon with bleu cheese and chive butter|
|As if filet mignon wasn't decadent enough, had to throw in the bleu cheese...|
|Oh, and then there was lobster tail...and twice baked potatoes|
|Now, THAT'S medium rare!|
Which leads me to why a farewell for now. Shawn and I have some big news (for the two people who read this blog and don't know already). In September 2013, we will be taking off for a (hopefully) year-long adventure traveling around Asia, Australia, and Europe. We're a little over halfway toward our savings goal and working hard to meet it by August. Because of this and just the emotional stress I've had this year, I feel the need to take a break from blogging. I've been doing this somewhat regularly for a few years now and while I've had large gaps before, I've never really taken a break (read: a period of time where I didn't feel guilty for not blogging). I don't know how long it'll be before I get the itch again, but for now, I want to not think about taking pictures of things I make. I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable--to both writing and to being creative in the kitchen. It was a personal journey and one I'm glad I started, but right now, I'm pretty tired. I also need a new camera. So, I will be back...and before we leave!
I wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2013! Thank you for taking the time to read my little blog. Until the next year...