Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve in DC

There were lots of options, we chose Oyamel. So far, oysters and cocktails are providing return on investment! And a pregame nap was needed so Sandy can stay awake.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Solution to urban potluck dinner parties

We have bread pudding and whisky sauce, wine, beer, and bacon wrapped asparagus packed to travel the to Kim's house, which is about a 10 min walk from us. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tacky Christmas Lights Tour

Thanks to a coworkers forward, we went on a tour of houses in northern VA with really over the top Christmas light displays. Unfortunately I took pictures with my now defunct AT&T phone. Until I manage to get those emailed, maybe a picture from this less tacky display on Pennsylvania Ave will be a good placeholder.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Local Weekend

After a fast paced NYC weekend, we were happy to stay around town this weekend. We did brunch at Founding Farmers (thanks Jen & Robert!!) 
I had a Pimms cup and carrot cake pancakes...(mouth waters) and Barrett had steak and eggs.
On Sunday, after Mass, we had a shopping excursion south of DC. Bernadette's reward for her patience was a visit to the Shirlington Dog Park. She loved it! She was like a kid on the first day of school: really excited but a little scared, too. 

And I scored these elf-ish Nordic houseshoes from Ikea! 

All in all, a great weekend was had by all.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Birthday Blessings

Cake for breakfast!
Treats sent from Vicksburg! 
I was definitely feeling the birthday love. Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Katz's Deli

As seen on "When Harry Met Sally" and one of the things I wanted to do while on NYC. It did not disappoint.
Pickles: full sour, half sour
Barretts slow cooked brisket sandwich 
Bob & K split a Reuben 
And I had the pastrami! Pa-stra-ME!!