So so so so so very very glad to be home!!! I love my house. I love my computer
The ride home was quick, and two conference call interviews kept me busy. We stopped into EarthFare to pick up a week’s worth of fruit, veggies + dairy. I iPhone-snapped a shot:
We came home to a FA-reezing cold house!! I had the heat on hold at about 50* and I think the house was even colder. We were worker bees for about 2 hours straight unpacking. Unpacking from Christmas is the worst because you have gifts to unwrap and put away too! I was going to do some kind of workout this afternoon, but I decided unpacking was a workout in itself. You’d think all that moving would have warmed us up, but we were freezing straight to dinner. ALSO, the whole house was chilled to the bone because every time I’d open a drawer cold air would puff into my face!
I was also planning a snack when I got home but my busyness made me forget to have one and soon enough dinner was on the table.
Matt picked out a celery root and a bag of parsnips at the grocery store to put into a soup.
The result was a thick root soup with a nice bite to it!
- 1 celery root, peeled and chopped
- ~6 parsnips, chopped
- 1 russet potato, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- ~3 cups of chicken broth
- ~3 cloves garlic
- To taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, maple syrup
- Brown veggies and garlic in large pot on high.
- Pour on broth.
- Add seasonings.
- Reduce to low and simmer for a while until veggies are tender to the bite.
- Mash with potato masher.
- Finish with maple syrup
The maple finish was stellar! OH – and that’s my new Anthropologie bowl Santa brought me!! Love those bowls.
On the side I had some Sea Salt Melba toasts, which were part of the shipment I was sent to review a while back. Also presented in a new Anthropologie dish!
Here’s its sister so you can see the design
These melbas were the best flavor yet!!
Dinner was served with tea to help us thaw
We had some packages that the neighbors captured for us while we were gone.
And a really fun surprise from VeggieGirl!!
Organic peanut butter bonbons!
"Pink Himalayan salt infused into peanut butter and milk chocolate topped with Maldon salt"
I had one for dessert – HOLY MOLY this was good!!!! The salt was incredibly flavorful and the peanut butter subtle and rich.
Thank you so much Liz for your friendship!
Off to drink more water. I think the combo of marsh-flavored water and my toxifying NYE left me as dried up as a grape in the desert
24 hours until I’m going to bed for my first full-time job week again! It’s been 2 years and I’m scared.