seattle, christmas and 2011??
Wait a second. 2010. Did I blink and miss it? Because it flew by so. FAST. Whew! What a year, a blessed year.
So here we are, in the fifth day of 2011. And yes, once again, I was silent in this bloggidy world but for good excuse! Okay, admittedly, the end of the semester – I work at a university – was a bit rough, but the end of December was fabulous. We were able to visit family in Seattle for Christmas and what an amazing trip it was.
We fellowshipped with each other as a family and as the body of Christ, talked a lot, laughed a lot, walked a lot (my family there actually live in the city, like the within-5-minutes-walking-distance-from-downtown kind), ate a lot and did our fair share of imbibing good drink. Granted, I was sick for about 4 days, but still! With my family, we just can’t help but have fun. Plus, I can’t forget one of the most important things about the trip – loving on the kiddos! My nieces & nephew:
Anyway, since this IS a food blog, here are some pictures of scrumptious food that we ate:
(left – whooops, should have been faster on taking the picture. Alas, empty plates that once held delicious corn cakes.)
(right – a mushroom burger with red pepper aoli. And not JUST any mushroom burger – this is a mushroom burger from Elysian Brewery. Ohmyword.)
(octopus appetizer made by my sister-in-law’s sister Apryl & her husband Eric. my first time to try octopus. texture like calamari. tasted pretty good! the sauce was really good – olive oil, lemon, red pepper flakes and mint)
(agnolotti, made by Apryl & Eric – sort of like ravioli; stuffed with crab & sliced leeks, and covered with a lemon cream sauce)
(cioppino, again made by Apryl & Eric. can I just say they are FABULOUS cooks? this is a seafood stew of sorts, delicious. this had scallops, salmon, shrimp and either mussels or clams – sometimes, I still forget what each looks like!)
Trust me, more food was consumed than I had pictures. But for now, let this whet your appetite (no pun intended). I hope you had as good of a Christmas as I did!