Who doesn’t love a good plate of nachos? I fondly remember my college days where the epitome of a celebration was centered around a keg and piles and piles of nachos. I went to college in Indianapolis and every weekend we would find ourselves huddled around giant plates of chicken nachos from a little random bar/restaurant called Pacos. There was nothing particularly spectacular about the place other than it was our hang out; the place we would go to soak up the alcohol at 3am or have a mid-morning beer to help the hangover lingering from the night before. Ahhh, college. The days when our livers were strong…
It’s that time of year again when people prepare to chow down on hot wings, nachos and endless dips all in the name of football. There will be countless Super Bowl parties this coming Sunday but I couldn’t even tell you which teams are playing. I’m not a football fan. I’m not going to be a football fan. It’s not my thing so if you have a problem with that then get over it! However I will come to your party if I know you are going to have good food and some other non-football peeps for me to chat with. I’ll even bring something delicious in tow. If you are extra special I’ll bring more than one yummy and if you’re lucky I’ll even restrain myself from picking on the overly outward displays of masculinity.
It was one crazy holiday season for me and I still feel like I’m recovering. I created a whole month of Thanksgiving recipes, M and I went to Disney World (so much fun!), I was sick for a whole week in January with a bad cold and actually I was really sick for most of November and December too. M and I found out some exciting news that incidentally was also what caused me to be quite ill – I’m pregnant!
Here is the adorable announcement I created. I’m quite proud of it, actually:
The Holidays are over right? The decorations are packed away, the Christmas songs have stopped blaring in stores and there’s no more snow on the ground… well, maybe we still have to work on that last one. There is a storm front blowing across the U.S. right now and many of you are hunkered down in your homes avoiding the cold and snow.
Ah, the holidays. Time for cheer (stress), gifts (more stress), music (uh yeah, stress), family (STRESS!) and, of course, holiday goodies (Stre… wait, YUM!) My favorite part about the holidays are the goodies – my mother’s fruitcake, pretty decorated cookies, peppermint candies and gingerbread. It is so fun to give (and receive) handmade edible treats this time of year.
Every once in a while you come across someone who is truly genuine. Someone who doesn’t compromise himself for fame or fortune or the chance to be the next new thing. A person who clings to honesty and authenticity in all he stands for. I met a person last weekend who has such character and it was truly refreshing and, I must say, impressive. That person is Mat Kearney. You might have heard his popular single, Nothing Left to Lose. But what you probably don’t know is that he is inspired by hip hop music, he grew up amongst vineyards in Eugene, Oregon and he has collaborated with Peju vineyards to create a fantastic Bordeaux style wine that he is rightfully enthusiastic about.