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A Very Foodie Christmas Eve

The tradition in our house for the past few years has been to open gifts on Christmas Eve night. Unfortunately, I had one more gift in the mail I was waiting on and it never showed Sad smile But life goes on and I was still excited about giving my other gifts!
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Since one goal of this trip was think about possible careers for me, Mom and I headed to Powell’s to look for “career guidance” books or tests. We couldn’t find anything that fit what we were looking for, so I decided I’d search online instead. Am I the only one who has no clue what they want to do when they grow up??
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A Sur La Table was across the street and I couldn’t resist a peak. They had the most delicious looking ornaments I’ve ever seen! I came out of there with a microplane grater. I don’t know how I’ve lived without it for all this time.
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For dinner tonight, the four of us went to Soluna, which was truly to die for. Plus it was fun to watch the chefs at work.
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I ordered the pan roasted salmon that sat on top of goat cheese mashed potatoes and broccolini surrounded by a merlot butter and a walnut bread stick. For dessert, unfortunately it was inhaled before a picture was able to be taken, we split the chocolate croissant bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and crème anglaise. It should be illegal.
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The most serendipitous part of the dinner was that our waitress was named China.  Crazy, I know!
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Then home for presents! Stella even got to partake in the gift exchange.
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I love all of my gifts, everyone seems to know me so well. Clearly, I have one interest. But how cool is this Top Chef jacket?!
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Not to mention my wonderful cookbooks and black truffle salt. Thumbs up
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Merry, merry Christmas!!

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