Excusez moi for my French, I’m studying French on line…for hope that I could travel to Paris this year and so that I won’t starve there. Un hamburger, sil vous plait (hamburger please)…avec des frites (with fries). Combien ça coûte? (How much is it?). OK…I have to learn how to count in French too.
Wow! ‘Holiday’ days were gone in a rush weren’t they? I was way too relaxed (in other words, lazy) in those short weeks and I’m so not ready for new post though, I was cooking and experimenting with new recipes not for my blog sake but for my enjoyment. So I must say my New Year is going well so far (no kidding, just 6 days in but hey, I’m talking about positive attitude here)…I hope you’re doing well also. And thanks again for your kind comments. You are much too generous.
Conversation of last December - Kids are not coming home for the holidays this year again?…we should go somewhere…Disneyland the happiest place on earth? My husband frowned, we went there two Christmases ago! He can’t take crowds very well…How about Seattle? Plea, please?
Here are some iPhotos I took during holidays including the first photo of sunset view from our hotel room, Paramount Hotel has lots of charm. clean and roomy, a stylish bathroom with deep soaking tub,a separate shower and water closet. The staff were nice especially Tom the concierge. The valet parking was free if you brought three non-perishable foods to donate during holiday season.
We dined at authentic French restaurant Maximilien Christmas Eve. I over heard waiters talking in French…my chance to practice French…ahhhh, Oui, Merci…Je ne sais pas…ha ha ha……Au revoir!…pathetic…I know. Picture below is escargot.The view from the restaurant…such a bad photo! So sad.
Almost everything was closed in downtown Seattle on Christmas Day except movie theaters. We got in the line for 30 minutes and enjoyed “The Imitation Game” We like Sherlock…I mean Benedict Cumberbatch the actor.
4 hours to go till the dinner reservation on Christmas Day. Japanese operated Food Truck ’Gourmet Hotdog” We shared the Yakisoba hotdog to tie us over.A day after Christmas, phew! stores are back in business! I bought “Hiyoko’ knock-off Japanese pastry at Asian Market. Check my ‘Chick’ recipe here.We had a lunch at popular ramen shop, Samurai Noodle. Awesome!
Back Home, my husband baked Pittsburg Pretzel Bread for New Years Day. It tasted more like brioche than pretzel though we liked it all the same.I used the bread in an appetizerFor the first cake of 2015, I made a Strawberry Shortcake using a new recipe I spied on Cookpad.com.
I would like to post something next Tuesday…wishful thinking of course.