Hello! How has everyone been? I hope that you’ve been enjoying a fun 2011 thus far. In the past week I’ve dined on Thai, partied it up with my bestie who was in town for the holidays, cooked New Year’s Day dinner for my whole family, completed 4 extremely busy days of work and finally, we just arrived at a hotel where we will be spending the next 2 days for a hockey tournament. The 2 hour drive here was hellish because there are blizzard like conditions out there! Yikes!
Seeing as a lot has gone on I’ll stick to the most interesting (IMO, anyways) parts! Let’s start with my Thai meal. The kids both ended up a their friends houses on the 29th so my hubby and I took advantage of the free time by hitting the mall, the liquor store and dinner out. I started off with fresh shrimp rolls: Then dove into a spicy pad thai:
I barely made a dent in that. It was HUGE, but delicious.
On the 30th my friend and I went out for dinner and drinks. We ate at my favourite restaurant, Einstein’s Cafe. White wine spritzers started us off: Oops! They’re gone! LOL Here we are before we emptied them:
I ordered a goat cheese/portabello mushroom stuffed chicken which was just divine. No picture of the original meal, but I did snap one of the leftovers I devoured the next day,
After dinner we went out for drinks with a few friends. Loads of fun, which I happen to have photo evidence of:
Good times. Such good times in fact, that the next day I *really* appreciated a grande NF gingerbread misto! LOL!
New Year’s Eve was pretty low key. We usually don’t go out because it’s gets WAY too expensive to pay for tickets out plus a babysitter. Besides, I had lots of prep to do for New Year’s Day dinner. I baked a chocolate cheese cake, prepared a new cranberry sauce recipe, made the strawberry sauce for the cheesecake. I also spent quite a bit of time relaxing on the couch watching movies like Eclipse and 17 Again. Of course I loved Eclipse (I’d already seen it) but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed 17 Again! I got a good few laughs outta that one!
On to New Years Day. I had my parents, in laws, sister and my brother & his girlfriend over. On the menu was a 15lb turkey, stuffing, roasted potatoes & butternut squash, string beans & buns. This is what my meal looked like: The cheesecake was a hit and there were no leftovers to be had! And lunches have looked like this all week! Gobble Gobble! LOL! Here are a few of the pictures that were taken that day:
Now it’s time for some of the other great eats I’ve chowed down the past week. Breakfast, as usual, as been oats: See how I snuck those waffles in there? When I haven’t been eating leftover turkey for lunch I’ve been enjoyed farm fresh eggs: All my dinner photos are really dark, but I did make a great stir fry last night. I snapped a better picture of the portion I took for lunch today, YUM! Well, I think that’ll be all for tonight. My hubby and DD just ran down to Tim Horton’s for some eats because dinner was a looong time ago! Soon after our snacks we’ll be turning in. It’ll be a 6am wake up call for an early game!
Bye for now!