Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Recovery

Hello again, friends! I hope you had a wonderful, peaceful holiday full of joy, love...and cut-out cookies. :-P I can't help it. I love cut-out cookies. This year I used a recipe that I received from a cookie exchage and they were amazing! I will happily share the recipe if anyone is interested.

I was in Chicago for the holiday. There was just enough snow to make the city gorgeous and soft, but not enough that it was scary to drive in. It was beautiful.

My boyfriend's family is Italian, so Christmas Eve, we had dinner at an Italian restaurant to celebrate the Feast of the 7 Fishes (
festa dei sette pesci). Not a fish lover, I opted for the risotto of the day. I never would have thought to put into the dish what they did, but it was so yummy! It featured red peppers, grapes and prawns.

The other highlight of the holiday was the rare, signed copy of Chuck Palahniuk's RANT that I received from my boyfriend. The rubber stamp they used for the signing was misspelled, so they only used it for his first signing appearance. Isn't that fun? I'm so happy to have it and so thankful that my boy is so intuitive and thoughtful.

Other than that, I'm just getting back into the swing of things! I have several new projects to lanuch, so be sure to check back often to see what's coming up. Also, if you did any kind of book donating in the past couple months, please go here to share that info and be entered to win a free tote bag made by me!


Amy said...

I would love that recipe! I've actually been looking for a good cut-out cookie recipe because so far mine have fallen flat. Thanks in advance!

Serena said...

sounds like you had a great holiday! Happy new year!

OnlinePublicist said...

Amy: I will email the recipe to you! I can't wait for you to try it.

Serena: So happy to see you love apple pie with cheese, too! I hope you have an awesome new year!

Andi said...

That risotto sounds weirdly fascinating. I like all of the ingredients, so why not toss them together, right? :)

Happy holidays and new year!

OnlinePublicist said...

Andi: I was so inspired by this risotto that I can't wait to try some weird combination of my own. Let me know if you try something different that you like!

and Happy New Year to you, too!

Sandra said...

Hey Lisa, Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. You're making me hungry and I wouldn't mind that recipe either.