Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Season's Eatings

I had a fabulous holiday season on all fronts, and of course, ate very well on our sojourns to Kalamazoo, South Bend and Chicago. A few Christmas highlights for this foodie:

Gathering with more than 50 of the dear friends I grew up with, thanks to a soiree that my parents hosted while we were home. They went all out, and all 54 of us enjoyed a fabulous spread (See what I have to live up to?) which is what you see in the photo above.

A Christmas Eve toast with homemade cranberry cordial, delightfully bubbly champagne, and some drunken (vodka soaked) cranberries, all provided as a Christmas gift from some very tasteful neighbors.

Unwrapping my new cookbooks under the tree: Rick Bayless's Mexican Everyday (from my p's) and The Bon Appetit Cookbook (from my in-laws).

Lunch with my companion at Chicago's Atwood Cafe. We got to try their brown sugar cheesecake, a signature dessert. I first read about it in Plate magazine, a trade magazine for chefs that I've recently started writing for. It was every bit as scrumptious as I expected!

I don't usually make diet/exercise New Year's resolutions since I eat healthy foods and get plenty of exercise, but I did purchase an 18-lb. bag of Texas pink grapefruit as a nod to starting the year off right! Happy New Year everyone!


Blogger Heidi said...

Sorry I missed you while you were in Chicago. I did take the week between Christmas and New Years off, and then I was sick. :( Maybe next time...

Happy new year to you, and here's to many good things in 2007!

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The neighborhood soiree would never have materialized if the Columbus and Detroit 'elves' hadn't pitched in to help prepare the Christmas munchies!!!! Thanks everyone!!!

9:14 PM  

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