Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - It Was a Very Good Year

This sure was a great year, wasn't it? 2014 was our first full year of married life, living in Seattle, our first trip to Europe, and the year we bought a house!
We had so many visitors and every single one of them obliged me on a visit to Pike Place Market and a corresponding photo! Food and photos, it's what I do.
My cousin Chloee was our very first visitor and we wandered in and out of the produce stands and shops in the market all day long.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Green Bean Casserole II

My green bean casserole (GBC) for this year's Thanksgiving was the best I've ever made. That's saying a lot since this recipe has been a work in progress since 2007! 

I began with my own GBC recipe from a few years back. Fresh green beans and mushrooms (baby portobellos) are the key.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy Holidays

This year, in the midst of all of the holiday madness, I'm feeling especially blessed. There are so many reasons to celebrate and be thankful. Allow me to list them, please!

Great company of both old friends and new friends alike. We had a great Thanksgiving with Michelle,  my friend from High School, her husband Jay, and their friends. Supporting roles also include: 22 pounds of turkey, the best green bean casserole I've ever made (recipe can be found here), 3 homemade pies, and countless bottles of wine.