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!
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??
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.
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.
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.
The most serendipitous part of the dinner was that our waitress was named China.  Crazy, I know!
Then home for presents! Stella even got to partake in the gift exchange.
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?!
Not to mention my wonderful cookbooks and black truffle salt. Thumbs up
Merry, merry Christmas!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s