Tuesday, January 4, 2011

.wait... it's 2011?!?!.

Well, I have been out. of. the. loop. for quite awhile.  I hope you all had a happy, and safe new years celebration!  Mine was less than thrilling as I was at an urgent care medical clinic when the rest of you were getting glammed and prepped for New Years Eve parties. I have walking pneumonia, AGAIN... so I apologize for neglecting the blog, but I've been focusing on some R&R, and seem to be on the mend now.
us at midnight. can you tell i'm a bit under the weather?
I want to catch up a bit as we all try to find our way through the post-holiday fog that is settling upon us. As we face the ever dreaded winter stretch that seems to go on and on... I figure one thing to be excited about are all the WONDERFUL gifts Casper and I received for Christmas!  We have amazing families who spoiled us rotten over the holidays and now I have tons of new "toys" to get me through the looming seasonal affective disorder that is bound to take hold of me as I'm surrounded by the gray skies and landscape of Indiana.

From my family, Casper and I got many wonderful gifts, but our favorite of all the presents was a juicer!  Woo HOO!  and the timing couldn't be more perfect as I need extra nutrients and vitamins to help fight this crazy pneumonia.  Also, it's not just ANY juicer, it's the Breville Compact Juice Extractor, and it's perfect!  If you're in the market for a juicer... PAHLEASE get this one!  It's a great size and produces the most juice out of any of the similar juicers I've used or seen.

I am in love with juicing!  We went to the grocery store and bought a RIDICULOUS amount of fruits and veggies to enjoy!  The other day Casper and I each had 12 ounces of fresh juice that included 4 apples, 1 lemon, 6 carrots, and 2 hand-fulls of spinach!  YUM YUM!  More juicing posts and recipes to come in the future! :)

Then from Casper's family we got another great addition to our family: our DREAM COME TRUE pots and pans... the ALL CLAD D5 Stainless Steel 10-piece set from Williams Sonoma!  AHHHH!!!

I feel like Thomas Keller!  These pots and pans make cooking so LEGIT!  I can't even tell you, they are more beautiful and amazing than you could even imagine! There will be many many MANY more posts about my shiny lovelies, but for now here is a peak at our maiden voyage meal last night with the FREE all clad lasagna/roasting pan we got because we purchased a 10 piece set!

Yum Yum roasted veggies and sweet potatoes!  I boiled the potatoes in the my new stock pot, and then tossed them with carrots, yellow squash, and zucchini in the roasting pan and added a dash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary, thyme and bay leaves!  Mmmmm. Delicious!!

So cheers to the new year, new kitchen toys, and hopefully many many good beverages and meals thanks to our generous families! :)


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