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December 2007 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 31, 2007 at 9:21am

Dida! Merry Christmas again! Last night we had our very last Christmas celebration, with Dad & Susanna and David & Etta, home from NYC. Stacey & Cooper were there too, as well as John & Nathan. And of course Jake-a-saurus (my parents’ adorable spaniel). We opened presents right away, as we’re learning (remembering!) that it’s…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 29, 2007 at 1:15am

Oy, hugely BIG food and wine night tonight, courtesy of Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa, with Debbie & Stu Wiiliams (of course), and new friends Tessa Marchessault & Greg Becker. Yep, major oy. Poor John, he’s such toast, he can’t truly eat heartily of shrimp cocktail, pickled herring, smoked salmon…andlobster tails with drawn butter, rice…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 27, 2007 at 8:18pm

Earthy. Good word, right? I’m all about earthy these post-Christmas days, merrily reading The Pillars of the Earth, relishing the descriptions of 12th century English peasants enjoying their “horse bread” (multi-grain) dipped in ale, their fire-roasted meats washed down with homemade wine, their thick ham-n-cabbage soups, served with slabs of farmer’s cheese. Rarrr, I’m a…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 26, 2007 at 1:46pm

Merry Christmas Day! We spent the occasion at my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bruce’s lovely farm outside Kerkhoven, Minnesota, as we have for the last several years, lucky us. As always, it was picture perfect – twinkly-sparkly festive and the definition of Christmas-y as we all sat around the gorgeous, gigantic table they set up…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 24, 2007 at 1:18pm

Caviar, caviar, caviar, oooooh, caviar, yay! Merry Christmas to me, tee hee! John and I took the opportunity, with the few hours alone we have this holiday, to indulge in the caviar he gave me for Christmas, with toast points, sour cream, sieved egg, and chopped sweet onion, washed down with lovely Veuve Cliquot champagne….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 23, 2007 at 9:12pm

Silver bells, silver lights, let it snow and snow and snow! Yes, it’s cold and blustery, but oh my goodness it’s beautiful out there, truly a winter wonderland. John and I and both kids celebrated the frosty fabulousness with dinner at Ciao Bella – pizza, risotto, lasagna, salad, calamari, tiramisu, salmon – basically, a tour…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 22, 2007 at 5:15pm

More brunch! This time here at the hacienda, with a group of Santa’s Little Elvettes, aka The Merry Miladies, aka The Brunching Beyotches (ooh, bad one, sorry): Kim, Suz, Polly, Kasey, and Stacey. I’ve found it quite relaxingly festive at this time of year to host a casual little brunch, a sit-down and put-up your-feet…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 18, 2007 at 9:47am

Brunch! I forgot to say I had the loveliest brunch on Sunday (before John and I took off for Chicago), with my dad, Stacey, Cooper, and Nathan. At Campiello, turns out a very nice brunch spot. Not that I specifically knew that when I made the res, but I sure do now, and I would…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 17, 2007 at 2:55pm

I realize this sounds rather thick, but I forget what a city Chicago is, man, the real deal. I’ve been a jillion times (it’s a sneeze from UW-Madison), and stayed in various ‘burbs and ‘hoods, for work and for pleasure – but I guess John’s version of NYC (yay for New York!) has sort of…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 15, 2007 at 10:50am

Cave Vin, meaning “wine cellar” in French (actually, cave à vin means wine cellar, but we won’t be picky), is a lovely little spot to sip wine and nosh on comfy bistro food. How do I know? Well, I did both last night, with John (after seeing Atonement, which IMHO isn’t as good as everyone…

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