Farewell 2011

Hello! I hope that 2012 finds everyone well and stuffed. My holidays were filled with shopping, cooking, family and friends. And eating. Really hectic when dealing with a baby hence the lack of posting. Husband bought me my very first piece of Le Creuset – a red 5qt French oven! I must have been a very good girl this year. I think the whole “I delivered your child. You owe me BIG TIME.” helped… I’m going to make braised short ribs to inaugurate the pot into my kitchen. :)

Looking back, 2011 was a crazy year for me. I went thru my first layoff, experienced what unemployment was like and had a baby. 2012 promises to be just as exciting with a new job in a different industry and the opportunity to change career tracks. Motherhood has been a roller coaster experience so far but things like having my little man smile and laugh with me (or is it at me?) makes all the rough patches worthwhile. He’s nearing the point of being able to eat solids. We’ll have to start with the rice cereal, of course, but I’m looking forward to the time when I can introduce him to real food. And I’m already thinking about his 1st birthday party…

I don’t think I ate out as much in 2011 as I did in 2010 but I still nommed on some delicious and memorable dishes. Shall we recap?

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