Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Beginning to Taste ...

A lot like Christmas!

Christmas party season is in full swing.  We went to the hubby's office Christmas party last weekend, and then we had my staff Christmas party on Friday.  We had dinner at the Mediterranean Bistro where we started with a goat cheese souffle.  It has a very mild flavour that got better and better the more we nibbled at it.


My main course was beef wellington.  The beef and potatoes were good, but the veggies were undercooked and had little flavour. 


It was so nice to have a Saturday with nothing to do.  I spent the day with my dad, shopping and having lunch.  We ate at a restaurant called The Mercury, where I had the hot hamburger.  


On Saturday night we went to our friends' house for an evening of appetizers and drinks.  We made cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped with bacon.


There were lots of other tasty eats, only some of which I snapped a photo of.

 

The hubby convinced me to not work on my thesis today and instead spend the day Christmas shopping.  He didn't have to twist my arm too hard.  We got a lot done, and made a BIG trip to Costco for some necessary holiday foods.  I got 4 lbs of butter, 6 packs of cream cheese, 4 packs of bacon, vanilla, cream, and a lot more that you will see me use in the next week.  I have a lot of baking and cooking to do :-)


Another necessity around Christmas ... red wine!  The in-laws served some with dinner this evening.  


Do you do a BIG Costco (or other) grocery shopping trip around Christmas?
How many Christmas parties do you have this year?


8 comments:

Allysia said...

Oh man, it's so sad when restaurants prepare veggies poorly. And I've never been to The Mercury, but from what I can tell there would be nothing on the menu for a vegan, ha ha! Oh, red wine. I'll have to pick some of that up soon, too.

Simply Life said...

wow! looks like lots of great meals!

Laura said...

I don't have a Costco card, but every time my little brother comes to visit I get him to take me (he does!)... I'm a little jealous of your cart right now though!

I've already been to 2 work parties and I don't have anymore coming up - maybe when I get "home" and am staying at my parent's casa close to all my high school friends...

Anne Marie said...

Yummy looking food! I make trips to BJ's almost monthly but not one specifically for Christmas.

Kacy said...

I have a work one and one I'm hosting at home! Can't wait!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I don't have a costco membership, and most of the time, I shop at the small store that is a mile from my place. I grocery shop on foot, so dont' buy too much at once! I had a Christmas party last week, 3 this week (yes, 3 in one week! Ah!), 1 of which I am hosting. :) 'Tis the season!

mymarblerye said...

girl your social schedule is already packed!!! I love costco!! I get their salmon patties!

Adelle said...

Yum....burgers at the Mercury! I have so much blog reading to do...it sounds like Xmas is in full swing for you!