Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008: Dining for Two, Thinking of Many

Once again, this year, Luke and I decided to stay in New York for Thanksgiving. Airfare was rather expensive, and judging by our steller cooking skills, we knew we could cook a respectable meal-for-two. This year was slightly different in that we opted for a full turkey. (Last year, we took the easy way out with a turkey breast.) I know we're all sick of leftovers at this point, but I hope the food looks remotely appetizing. Needless to say, we were both in turkey comas on Thursday afternoon.

We actually made our pie on Wednesday. Luke discovered that he is Suzy Homemaker. 

I made my
Spiced Apple Cider muffins on Wednesday too. Since the recipe makes a dozen and Luke doesn't like sweets, I'm still eating them now. I'm okay with that. :) 

Voila! Our masterpieces! 

Yes, folks, that's the neck. Eeeesh. 

I made this
fun chick pea appetizer which was quite tasty. However, Rachael suggests adding the paprika with five minutes left to cook so that it doesn't burn. No no no. I would say about 1-2 minutes left to cook. My paprika started to burned after only three minutes. It was still yummy though! 

Hmm, we need carving tools. But Luke made do with our plastic tongs. 

Our feast!!! 

Yummm. The perfect pie. 

Errr, we need a bigger apartment. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm still here!

Yes, I've been lazy as of late. But with Thanksgiving/Christmas fast-approaching, I promise I will document the magic of NY during the holidays!

In the mean time, the weather has felt very un-holiday-like. Yesterday, it was 66* which made for a gorgeous day to do my long run for the week. But I know it won't last (sigh) is a bit cooler and this week looks to be a lot colder.

Last night, Luke and I went to see Quantum of Solace, the new James Bond movie. This is just my opinion, but I would say that it wasn't quite as good as Casino Royale, but I would recommend it for any Daniel-Craig-enthusiasts. We also decided to be pool sharks for a night and went to Amsterdam Billiards with Kim and Sam. I should say.... Sam and Luke decided to be pool sharks. Kim and I enjoyed cocktails and talked about how good we would be if we actually played.

Well, friends, farewell for now. Stay tuned for holiday magic!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Dear friends,

Please forgive my long absence. Will you accept silly photos as consolation?