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December 28, 2009

Hi loves! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday and was able to spend some quality time with loved ones. It was great having those days off to simply enjoy my family and friends.

Wednesday night my friend Ali came over for dinner. We’ve been best friends since middle school and right now she lives in Charleston SC so it’s always so important to spend as much qt with each other when she comes into town. We can talk for endless hours and decided to go to dinner at Taverna Corvino which is right down the street from my house. I went a few weeks ago with my friend Britt as well, it’s so so good there.

It’s an italian tapas restaurant so we got lots of different dishes to try. We got some type of soup with egg ribbons inside. We weren’t exactly sure what it was, but it was tasty!

We ordered the asparagus with a poached egg


butternut squash ravioli, swoon. my fav

the most delicious veggie panini

Wednesday nights the restaurant offers a wine tasting. $15 for 5 different wines. Ali is a big fan of red, and i’m a big fan of white so we were able to split the tasting. At the end, we got to roll a pair of dice. We ended up rolling a lucky number 7 and got a $15 gift card to use the next time we go to the restaurant! Perfect dinner πŸ™‚

This year we had Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. My sister is studying abroad in China for 3 weeks and her flight left Christmas day so we gathered the family for an amazing meal a day early.

Mom put the wine outside to chill

We had our desserts set up, a pecan pie, and I brought the pumpkin streussel bread that I also made on Thanksgiving, and we had mini spinach pies for an appetizer.

My mom made the most delicious baked brie with apricot preserves this time.

Our dinner spread consisted of broccoli salad,Β pot roast, yorkshire puddings ( which my mom learned to make while we lived in England, they are very popular there to have on Sunday dinners), Β roasted parsnips and carrots, spinach and artichoke casserole, and roasted potatoes.

Absolutely amazing. I hope one day that I can cook as well as my mom.

I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone already. This season flew by so quickly. Hope you guys had some great times and some great eats this weekend ❀

23 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2009 9:25 am

    That is so fun about being able to share a wine tasting with your friend! I would be all over it πŸ™‚

    haha I like your mom’s “wine chiller”…my mom makes baked brie as well! It’s so fancy-looking.

    Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

  2. megzzwinsatlife permalink
    December 28, 2009 9:32 am

    Not a bad deal $15 bucks!!

    Your mom’s wine chillin technique is so cute.. I remember one year we had beer Olympics in college and got a huge snow storm and literally built a snow mound and put an entire keg in it to keep it cool.. O the memories!!

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

  3. December 28, 2009 10:01 am

    As usual, you have the best pictures of food ever!!!

  4. December 28, 2009 10:32 am

    I know! I am so sad the season and holidays have come an gone already 😦
    your Christmas dinner looks so great!!

  5. December 28, 2009 10:36 am

    That restaurant sounds awesome! So great you got to enjoy some time with your BFF and the fam:)

  6. December 28, 2009 10:43 am

    Haha I love your ‘all natural wine cooler’! Hey, the snow is just laying there! What a delicious restaurant meal – yum!!

    Your mom outdid herself on that meal! WOW!!

  7. December 28, 2009 11:23 am

    WOW your dinner looks GREAT!
    yay for charleston SC! i go there all the time!

  8. December 28, 2009 11:42 am

    Tapas restaurants are so fun! I like how you can get a variety of dishes and share them.
    Your Christmas eve dinner looks so good. I must try that baked brie. My mom makes Yorkshire pudding, too (even though she’s Dutch, haha).
    Glad you had such a good holiday!

  9. dorothy permalink
    December 28, 2009 12:00 pm

    oh my god. you really should have pre warned about food porn πŸ˜‰

  10. December 28, 2009 12:11 pm

    good food, good friends, good wine — what more can a girl ask for ?! sounds like such a lovely weekend, precious. Love ya! xo

  11. December 28, 2009 12:35 pm

    Oh, wow! All of that food looks delicious!

  12. December 28, 2009 12:43 pm

    Love the wine chilling in the snow! OMG, I would have eaten that brie all by myself – I heart cheese!

    Sounds like a wonderful holiday and great night out with your friend! πŸ˜€

  13. December 28, 2009 1:13 pm

    Nice gift card πŸ™‚ Your mom looks like an amazing cook! I am sure she will pass over her gifts to you πŸ™‚

  14. December 28, 2009 1:21 pm

    We had some wine in the snow to chill too!

  15. December 28, 2009 3:08 pm

    love the wine in the snow. We do the same!!!!

    The Italian tapas look insane.

  16. December 28, 2009 5:41 pm

    hey sweetness! so glad you had a fun holiday and were able to spend time with ali. sounds/looks so fun and delicious! and i am fairly certain your mom’s cooking would be epic. maybe you should have me over for dinner πŸ˜‰ how fun for your sister!!! xoxo

  17. December 28, 2009 9:14 pm

    tapas make me happy cause you get to try a little bit of everything! BTW “study abroad”= 2% school work 98% sight seeings. One lucky girl!!! Loved your spread of food…I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it! Can’t wait till Chinese new year hahah πŸ˜‰

  18. December 29, 2009 12:04 am

    That looks like quite a fiest. We made baked brie too. Love it!! And I like that your Champaign is on ice.. in the snow. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

  19. December 29, 2009 2:04 am

    Wow those food look very delicious and mouth watering for me.I must say that your mother is a great cook.That Yorkshire puddings seems yummy.Its good to read that you enjoyed a lot.Thank you for this post.

  20. December 29, 2009 3:31 am

    lol your dog is so funny! What is it with dogs and ice (snow)?

    All the food looks so good! I would love to have some of the soup with the egg ribbons and the ravioli. πŸ˜€

  21. lowandbhold permalink
    December 29, 2009 9:31 am

    That tapas dinner sounds amazing. Italian food + wine = perfection.

  22. January 2, 2010 4:43 pm

    I still can’t believe how much snow Baltimore received. Its a little crazy. And of course, all the food looks delicious!

  23. January 10, 2010 12:14 am

    We almost always have Yorkshire puddings with our roast. I love those things πŸ˜€

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