Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove


Things of Note:

I have dubbed this most recent holiday Christmas: The Gadgeting. First I won a Fire tablet and a new Keurig at the hubs’ work party. Then Christmas morning I joyfully unwrapped a Silhouette Cameo from my mom, and a Kitchenaid stand mixer from my wonderful husband. !!! To say I am excited about all of these new gadgets would be a huge understatement. I’ve already put all of them to use, though my mind is bursting with ways I can use the Cameo, and my tummy rumbling for things I can make with the Kitchenaid. Aside from the test runs on each (a faux invite on the former, and fresh focaccia bread in the latter), I almost have too many ideas that I don’t know where to start. But if that’s any indication, then 2016 is going to be creatively and culinarily productive!

Aside from gift unwrapping, it was a good foodie Christmas. We did a lamb roast and had German Christmas wine for Christmas dinner, there were picadillo empanadas over the weekend, and we tried out the chocolate making kit Ian’s parents got us. We also went and saw the new Star Wars movie. Aside from that, sadly, Ian had to go into work a lot Saturday and Sunday, so most of my 4-day Christmas weekend was spent solo. But, as mentioned, I had plenty of new gadgets to occupy my time and attention, so I survived. 🙂

How was your holiday? Did you unwrap anything unexpected and exciting?
 

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