Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Decorating Round II

by Meghann on November 27, 2011



Gathering the christmas decorations for mine and Derek’s place was a little different than at my parents’. Less stuff, less space, and less time needed to set it all up.

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Done. And done. ๐Ÿ™‚


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With the tree done, we broke for lunch just after 1:00.


I made wraps using what we had in the fridge – a wheat tortilla filled with cheese, salsa, spinach, olives, and tomatoes.


And fresh greens beans on the side.


When we were pulling christmas stuff out of the attic, Derek brought down two big rolls of unused wrapping paper that I had forgotten were up there.


I had purchased the wrapping paper the day or two after christmas when everything was crazy marked down. It was a nice surprise to find among the christmas junk and came in handy with the presents I had stocked up on this weekend. Makes me kind of excited for the post-christmas mark downs on December 26th this year. ๐Ÿ™‚


Now our tree looks complete. ๐Ÿ™‚


Afternoon snack: tangerine + cashews


Dinner was a Derek creation, so I grabbed a beer…


…sat back and watched him do all the work. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Derek’s specialty is salmon with a herbed yogurt dressing.


We had his brother over for dinner and he wanted to show off his culinary skills. The recipe is a no-fail by Martha Stewart and is one of those easy recipes that looks much more complicated than it is.


Dinner was fabulous.


The salmon was moist and flavorful. Derek is the salmon master. ๐Ÿ™‚


While Derek was working on the salmon, I roasted asparagus and microwaved a rice pilaf for the side.


When do you usually hang holiday decorations? The day after Thanksgiving or the week before?

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Good Night!

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Puppy Sitting

November 27, 2011

Good Morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Derek and I are puppy sitting this weekend. Meet Ziggy, Derek’s brother’s pit bull. Look at that face! Ziggy is about as sweet as sweet can get. He doesn’t climb on the furniture, he listens when you tell him to lay down, and he cuddles with the best of them. We’re happy more ยป

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