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Holiday Weekend #2

Another festive and full weekend has come and passed.  This weekend had a bit more of a climax unlike the last weekend that was more continually go-go-go.

Friday:

  • Got lunch with the man friend before he set out for 2nd shift (this was really like lunch and dinner in one it was so filling and delicious at the Wandering Goose in East Capitol Hill).
    Bryan's "Sawmill": biscuit, sawmill gravy, fried chicken and cheddar
    Bryan’s “Sawmill”: biscuit, sawmill gravy, fried chicken and cheddar

    All this just for me:  three pieces fried chicken, great collard greens, coleslaw and one giant ass delicious  biscuit with homemade raspberry jam
    All this just for me: three pieces fried chicken, great collard greens, coleslaw and one giant ass delicious biscuit with homemade raspberry jam
  • Essentially was in food coma from 1:30pm on…

Saturday:

  • Went for my weekly 6 mile run in the 50 degrees and sunny skies
  • Shopped at REI for sleeping pad and other camping goodies for trip
  • Company holiday party time!!!!!!!!!!  Bryan and Iwere chauffeured by Marika to and from the party which was held at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) this year.  We had the front foyer area reserved and it was pretty grand.  Passed appetizers of polenta cakes and spicy lamb, brie tartlets, and goat cheese and prosciuttocrostinis were had as were drinks to make us merry.  We had the Pop culture gallery reserved to explore.  Around 7:30 we settled into a delicious buffet dinner of beef, chicken, salad, risotto, mashed potatoes, and zucchini goat cheese rolls.  Dinner was followed by aceremonious speech by our president, an employee award, and a welcoming to a few of theMcMillen folks who joined us.  This was followed with a dessert buffet of a bunch of mini tartlets, coffee with bourbon (heehee) and then dancing!  Bryan had quite his share of drinks which led to a great photo shoot in the photo booth we spotted on our walk out (at midnight) and amost memorable car ride home with Marika!

    My faves!
    My faves!

Sunday:

  • Woke up late, but with sun beaming through the windows, so we walked the 1/2 mile to Harvest Vine for our first brunch there to calm the hangover.  We have been twice for dinner and it is our favorite restaurant in town, and also just happens to be a Spanish tapas place.  We have never been for brunch but just found out that they are stopping brunch service in the new year so that they can sleep in on the weekends.  So glad we came!  Was the most fantastic brunch we’ve had.  We got to sit at the counter, feet from the two chefs, and watched them work their magic in awe.  We started withtostado con tomato that they top with Serrano ham.  This classic dish was executed well and was a must for Bryan’s first Spanish breakfast.  We then got thehuevos a laflamenca, baked eggs in tomato sauce, chorizo, peppers, and bechamel, and thebocadillo desopressa, a fried egg sandwich with fried chorizo, garlicaioli, pimento sauce and a littlefrissee salad.  Both were fantastic.  I could eat the baked eggs every weekend.  It was the perfect portion and the most amazing flavor and served with bread for dipping and spreading.  Bryan’s sandwich was also spot on yet simple.  The chorizo was the most delicious meat I have ever had.  We sealed the deal sharing one of their vanilla cinnamon buns which was light and flaky and fantastic.  TheCaffe Vita coffee was also strong and delicious.  The little dining room was filled with sunshine and Bryan and I left the happiest we ever have!
    Tostado con tomato with serrano ham.
    Tostado con tomato with Serrano ham.
    Huevos a la flamenco, baked eggs with chorizo, peppers, tomato sauce, and bechamel.
    Huevos a la flamenco, baked eggs with chorizo, peppers, tomato sauce, and bechamel.
    Bocadillo of chorizo, egg, aioli, pimento sauce and a frissee salad.
    Bocadillo of chorizo, egg, aioli, pimento sauce and a frissee salad.

    Their special vanilla cinnamon bun to share at the end.
    Their special vanilla cinnamon bun to share at the end.
  • I cleaned the inside of the house and Bryan raked all of our leaves up
  • Watched the Seahawks pull off another win over the 40-whiners
  • Shopped downtown for Bryan and took in all of the holiday lights and street music
  • Made dinner at home of beef and butternut squash tagine and watched Anchorman 2

Great, great holiday weekend!

Chelsea

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