today is national camp in your backyard day (according to my bro-in-law, john, and this site). so be it! oh, and while i wholeheartedly believe that dale’s pale ale is the best camping beer, simpler times comes in at a close second for both taste and cheapness.
j & m campsite
s’mores nachos (half choc half hazelnut). yum!
every so often i get absolutely hooked on something. this week, i’ve had a few addictions…
after seeing backyard at siff, i can’t stop listening to icelandic electro-dance-pop band, fm belfast.
ginger mints! you can buy them in bulk from amazon!!
taking too many photos of my dogs.
the editing of my drunk kitchen is genius. hannah hart is hilarious!
i had no idea that dairy free ice cream bars are the key to a happy marriage. opa!
i love theme nights and this particular one was all about pie. we started at pies & pints just down the street. they serve delicious little pot pies, but don’t be fooled by the size because they are quite filling. the mini ruebens (corned beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese in a puff pastry) are to die for and my fave pie at this point is the spinach and feta. the beer selection is good too although we skipped the beer to save some room for dessert.
the next stop was high 5 pies in the capitol hill neighborhood. i fell in love with the place instantly with the classic 1950’s seafoam green accents on the chairs, espresso machine and even the telephone. i ordered a mini apple crisp with some scrumptious molly moon vanilla ice cream. it was a bit dry but the ice cream helped. we took our sweet pies and coffee to-go to continue our themed night at home.
our movie selection was none other than darren aronofsky’s 1998 film, pi. i had never seen it and it is one of michael’s favorites so it seemed fitting to cap off our evening with such a stellar film.
happy new year! hope you ate some black eyed peas for a
happy holidaze ya’ll! may your days be big and bright and your nights be dark and mysterious! merry christmas, happy hanukkah and all that jazz…
happy captain crunch!
merry frakkin’ christmas!
orange lantern cookies made by geekboy, @fatskamike
the elves: josh and helo
bungee cord glass markers by @musicjunkeeee
aunt pina’s sour cream cookies, an italian tradition
gloria’s sausage balls, a mexi-tradition
mrs jena j.
may the force be with your holiday glow and watch a plenty.
my version of seafood salad minus the conch (i threw in two, and only two pieces of tentacle in honor of rissa).
charles say relax!
cozy sweater, never fear!
this guy likes last minute wrapping.
a very merry, merry christmas to you!