Had a lovely dinner out with a new friend!
If you are in the Portland area - 3 Doors Down cafe was delish! On the menu: Duck confit, Garganelli Egg Pasta With Classic Pork & Beef Cavatelli Bolognese Sauce, & an americano & the bocca negra chocolate torte for dessert (see below)!
Made a tea cozy (below) without a pattern - it's a little large, but totally does the trick. On Sunday it kept our tea warm for 3 hours!!
Snowshoeing on Mount Hood with my girlfriends Courtney & Jessie. Possible pics to follow once Jessie downloads them, but here is the view we had from the trail on Mirror Lake! It was my first time out and was so much fun! Great workout, too!
Marmalade making. This was my first go at Marmalade - I used the Barefoot Contessa's recipe - it's delicious, but not as jelly-ish in texture as I am used to.
I made Kate's amazing little Baked Apple Donuts. They were delicious - probably because you dip them in butter and them roll them in cinnamon & sugar - that always helps! I made them to bring over to my friend Darshana's house. I got to visit with her and her adorable little girl Mira, and drink Darsh's tasty Cha tea. I am not sure if it is different than Chai (I'll have to check on that), but it is completely soul warming - lots of spices, fresh ginger, milk and a little bit of sugar! Thanks Darsh!
Headed out with the husband and grabbed a beer over at Prost! Again, for those in the Portland area this was such a fun place - obviously German. They have a great beer selection - and the waitstaff was seriously the most friendly and fun that I have met in a long, long time! The three people next to us were drinking the "boot" - 2 liters of any tasty malty beverage they have on draft. I guess there is some rule that once the bartender pours it, the boot can't touch the bartop until it is completely empty. They offered to share with us, but it was a little early for me to start downing liter after liter! It was somewhere around 1:30 and they had already been "tasting" tequila!
Home to make some pickled eggs. I have only had pickled eggs once and wasn't the biggest fan in the world - they are super rubbery. But my husband loves them (he's English - that's his excuse!), so we decided to try to make a spicy version at home. They'll be ready in 4 weeks. Sounds gross, but I'm an adventurous eater so I'll let you know how they taste!
Back to work. Hope you guys had a great weekend!