The beginning of the year and the new semester kept me very busy and Austin continues to work crazy hours. But for now, I've got the patio door open so I can listen to the waves crash. I caught up on a little work and I'm going to go for a walk in a bit. Tomorrow and Saturday I'll be doing some focus group work with a publisher and then I'll be home just in time to throw a Super Bowl party with Austin. Stay tuned, I won't be away so long next time.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Austin chose the Lockhart burger which included locally sourced prime beef, pepperjack cheese, pickles, onion rings and spicy Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. Naturally he had to pair it with a Shiner. I could tell it was good because instead of talking, he nodded a lot, said "mmm," and licked his fingers.
I opted for the autumn salad with mixed green, julienned green apple, candied pecans, and goat cheese with a side of balsamic dressing. It was very tasty and I'd like to recreate it at home.
After our meal, we stopped by a liquor store for a wine (for me) and beer (for him) tasting and Austin scored a bottle of spiced rum that is distilled locally. Not a bad Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The first day of 2014 was gorgeous, with highs near 50 and lots of sun. I snapped this photo while I was out on a walk and enjoying some fresh air. We had a quiet New Year's Eve in, making caramelized leek risotto and crab legs. I enjoyed cooking and eating and didn't take a photo of any of it.