Monday, January 3, 2011

fresh start.

i hope everyone had a fabulous nye! boyfriend and i decided to stay low this year and celebrate with just the two of us. we spent the day lounging around in our pj's, watching lord of the rings and cooking. towards the end of the night we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Chef Geoff's, and each had an amazing 3-course meal! we left around 11:15pm and made it back just in time to grab our bottle of champagne, turn on some dick clark, and countdown to midnight. it was the perfect way to end a perfect year with my love.

(spinach dip in sourdough breadbowl w/fresh veggies)
(nye dinner at Chef Geoff's)
on sunday the weather warmed up a bit so we decided to venture out for a 5 mile walk around arlington and made our way to the Theodore Roosevelt Island, a national memorial located on the potomac. it was nice to leave the apartment and find hidden gems along the way. there were a bunch of shops and restuarants we found during our walk and we are excited to try a few (or all) out.

and to wrap up our long weekend, we cooked a 1st...homemade paella. for having it be our 1st crack at it, it was rather tasty. we threw all the ingredients in to the brand new rice cooker and it only took about 20 minutes. i swear, that thing is magic. we added black olives, saffron, shrimp, mussels, chicken, peas and onions. mmm, mmm, mmmmmmmmmmmm.


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