Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Night

I had a little holiday party with some of my blogger friends which are now real life friends. How awesome is that? Who is that lady in the window?

Nothing was heart healthy last night. I made these bacon things. they are a water chestnut soaked in soy sauce dipped in sugar and wrapped up in a half a piece of bacon and then baked on parchment paper. Christina and i even ate some of the hardened sugar and bacon fat from the pan. It was like bacon candy....wrong so so so so wrong. The good news is i didnt really eat that many or too much last night.

Here is my pork loin roast. I cut it open flat and then stuffed it with sauteed onion garlic chopped dried cherries and bread crumbs. yum!

Say hello to steve....kims husband. He made an awesome guacamole with avocados from their tree or rather the neighbors tree. i guess a huge branch broke off in the crazy wind and they collected like fifty avocados. I am so jealous. Steve also made an awesome key lime pie in the summer for our pie contest. That seems like a million years ago. We also drank dos eqius know because we are the most interesting people in the world.

Favorite picture of the night of christina. Dont worry no one will recognise you on the street. She brought cider and chocolate and cheesecake. Thats why we love know for the food.

Here is the pork again. this time you can see its inner swirl of goodness. We were all talking so much i forgot to cook the green beans. What a nerd, right? So we had pork and mashed potatoes and wine.

Here is kim and sid. Arent they cute? Kim is the awesome owner of the etsy shop and blog jikits. She brought me a fabulous gift that i opened this morning. i have to photograph it so i can share. Thanks kim!!!!

The kids painted and glittered pinecones last night too. Kims kids also collected some extra sticks and rocks for everyone to paint. They were a hot a mess but they had a great time and thats all that counts right.

Here they are all cleaned up and eating their dinner with little tiny glass bottled coca colas. Such a a joyous time last makes up for everything else that has gone wrong. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!


  1. wow! your pictures turned out great! all of mine are a big blurrrr.
    had so much fun last night and steve is still talking about your amazing roast!!!!

  2. p.s. thanks for the links! i just linked your post to mine ;)

  3. your party looks and sounds amazing!!
    it's the kinda party I'm hoping ours will turn out on the 25th. we'll see...
    and what is dos eqius dark? I don't wanna miss out on something so special!

  4. Oh what fun :)

    The kids looks so adorable :)

    You certainly know how to party :)

    I'm still waiting for my "Party Peeps" to come into town :)

    Happy Holidays to you and yours, cheers, T. :)

  5. oh my gosh, everything looks so perfect!
    I wish I was there :)
    merry christmas!!

  6. Hmmm, good! Wish I could taste it!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours! And a happy New Year!

    xoxo Victoria

  7. thanks again kim! i love my box and towel.

    mr sekimachihato its so nice to hear from you!!! i hope your party turns outgreat. dos equis dark is a mexican beer and its quite delightful.

    oh i wish you could be here too pascale...
    someday i hope we will get together i hope you and your family has a great holiday

    thanks victoria im sure your holiday will be great! and a happy new year to you too!

    thanks T! i hope your party peeps are there now! have a great holiday and happy new year!