I cannot believe there are only 8 days until Christmas!! As you can tell from the lack of posting, things have been pretty busy around here! But, I am proud to say that I have completed a majority of my Christmas shopping, which is always a bit of a struggle for me – I’m the Queen of procrastination.
We all know the Holidays are filled with family, friends, parties, delicious food & drink; in addition, over the past couple weeks I’ve received so many goodies via mail!
First came The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap (I’ve updated to include my second package), then I won a Good Cookie spatula giveaway from The Lean Green Bean, which included A TON of Linday’s incredible homemade cookies!!
Graham Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Caramelitas, Peppermint Shortbread, Molasses with Butterscotch, Fudgy Cookies with Reeses and Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Almonds … oh my!
They are all so so good and I cannot say which is my favorite … although I do have a soft spot for toffee. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your incredible baking skills with me – I wasn’t joking when I told you to open up shop, I’ll be your most frequent customer!
Despite all the treats I’ve received, I’ve still made room for “real” food. Last night, Jarod and I had diner at Mint – an Asian Fusion restaurant in Highland Park.
We started with the steamed vegetables dumplings that are to-die-for. Hands down the best dumplings I’ve ever had.
I ordered the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad: sushi grade tuna seared to a cool pink center, served on a bed of mixed greens, mango, cucumbers, masago, and green onions tossed in our spicy yuzu-soy dressing.
It started with twice as much tuna, but didn’t think to take a photo until halfway through – apparently I can’t get the hang of taking photos of my food before eating.
It was a delicious meal and the perfect way to wrap up a hectic week! Even with full bellies, we managed to stop and get some froyo on the way home. Rule of life: you’re never too full for froyo.
Do you need something sweet after a meal?
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth (that all completely changes around the Holidays), but if we’re out to dinner 99% of the time we will make a stop for froyo.