Twas a great Christmas this year, with lots of family time, amazing food, and awesome presents. Plus, I don’t have work today so I got to stay up late last night decorating my gingerbread house and watching Love Actually. A perfect Christmas. How did you celebrate this year?
I guess I’m playing it a little bit fast and loose with the title “weekend photo diary” here. What I really mean is: here’s everything I ate this weekend, plus a few pictures of the beach. For our Friday night date night, Holden and I tried a new Honolulu restaurant called MW Restaurant and it was amazing. I highly recommend it if you live in the area. Hope you’re all enjoying the holidaze.
There’s always something extra special about homemade gifts. Maybe it’s the thought that went into it, or that everyone loves food, but it can be a perfect gift for co-workers, aunts and uncles, or people who are crazy difficult to shop for (most of my Christmas list). So my sister came up with the idea to make “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…Ever” and package them up all nicely for our co-workers (pretty packaging goes a long way, even if you mess up the cookies). We used a recipe from Cupcakes and Cashmere and made a test batch to try before we started giving them out to friends and family. They were perfectly salty and warm and delicious, and I would’ve eaten a hundred of them if she had let me. This weekend we’re making homemade hot sauce, and I’ll be sure to put up a post about it soon.