Friday, January 1, 2010

don’t want it to end

HAPPY NEW YEAR! mmm breakfast was lovely . . . After stumbling from our slumber after a late night at 10:30am(!!) Chris made us all some omelets.  We still had some leftover spaghetti squash, roasted veggies and meatloaf from the other night, so he threw some of that in there along with some dried oregano which complements eggs very well. 

It was a protein-packed breakfast, perfect after a late night and a few drinks :)  I also heard them talking on the Today Show this morning about having coconut water for hangovers . . . love that stuff!  I actually didn’t have any kind of headache this morning thanks to sleep and lots of water in between drinks :)


I’m loving that spaghetti squash and have been thinking of different ways to use it.  Here it’s pretty good in the omelet and on top as a garnish :)  Alongside I also had 1/2 a pear, 1/4 sliced naner, 1/2 a kiwi and a slice of whole wheat toast.





Now for a little recap of yesterday and New Year’s celebrations!  Did you have a nice New Year’s?  I can’t believe it’s already 2010, where did it go?  I’m hoping 2010 will be a year of new beginnings and aspirations, but that will have to be a different post :)

I hope you’ve enjoyed my extra food postage lately because I certainly have!  It’s been so much fun and I really enjoy it.  I just wish I had this kind of time all the time.


New Year’s Eve morning breakfast included a bowl of TJ’s honey Greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin pie spice.  I topped the yogurt with a variety of cereals, 1/2 a pear, frozen blueberries, and about 2 tsp of TJ’s organic peanut butter. 


After doing a little window shopping with my mom, we came home for a late lunch.  Utilizing the leftovers yet again (can you tell we always use leftovers in this household? lol) I made a meatloaf sammie with roasted veggies and spaghetti squash on the side.


I also decided to have a nice cup of Candy Cane Lane tea to warm up.  I couldn’t seem to get warm yesterday since it was rainy and chilly outside.  I really like this flavor!  It’s nice and minty and warmed me right up! 


I also had a TJ’s peppermint Joe Joe cookie.  mmm these are awesome with little chunks of real candy cane in the middle.


They are a seasonal product, so get ‘em while they’re hot!  


After getting ready for our night out, we headed to a local wine bar/lounge to celebrate the New Year Mardi Gras style.  We usually go to a friend’s annual party, but she decided not to have one this year :(  The Wine Loft just recently opened and we saw an ad that they were going to have a New Year’s party with live entertainment, so we decided to give it a shot! 


It was gorgeous inside and I would enjoy coming here with friends for a relaxing glass of wine and small plate.  The menu looked really good. 



It was a lot of fun!  Tickets included a glass of house cab, red beans and rice, muffaletta sandwiches, various munchies and a glass of champagne at midnight.


The Grand Cru cab that was included was actually pretty nice.  It was fruit forward and medium-bodied.  While lacking in fullness and finish, I still enjoyed it.  And it was only $6 a glass!

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IMG_6898I munched on some veggies, about 5 cheese cubes and 5 or so crackers, all while chatting the night away. 

I’m not a fan of green olives, and just picked them off the muffaletta.  It was yummy!  I didn’t have any red beans and rice since it was pretty spicy and kidney beans can sometimes be trouble for me lol  Throughout the night I had 2 glasses of the cab.  I made sure to have a glass of water during and after each glass of wine.  This makes such a difference in the morning :) 


We also ordered and shared some baked brie en croute mmm gooey cheese is glorious!  I had a bit too much cheese!


Poor Chris wasn’t feeling too well, but he was a trooper and tried to have a good time with his water and sudafed. 


With the countdown of the New Year, we toasted with some champagne and stayed around a little longer while the band played a few more songs.  I had about 2 sips of champagne (I’m not a fan of the dry stuff) and a brownie they provided for dessert. 


I had such a wonderfully relaxing time here and I’m not looking forward to leaving early tomorrow morning :(  It went too darn fast!  I started thinking about it last night and I got all teary eyed.  Heck, I’m thinking about it again right now and getting teary eyed!  Being away from family is really really tough for me and I’m hoping the shock of getting back won’t be too overwhelming . . . next time we meet I’ll be back in Vegas and back to the grind . . . hope you all enjoyed your holidays!  I sure had a nice time and am so thankful for it all.     

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing you all the best in 2010!












Diana said...

Looks like a lovely NYE celebration!

Happy New Years!

:) Diana

Gina said...

Live it up while you can, and enjoy your last moments with the fam. It would be hard for me to leave too, definitely.

Looks like you two had a lot of fun last night, and good for you for drinking in between wine and getting lots of sleep! I drank some serious coconut water this morning to give me a nice boost after last night :)

Like Chris, I was feeling pretty crappy last night too. IN fact, my voice is now 90% gone, ugh.

I just made some spaghetti squash and I like your idea of using it as a garnish on an omelet! Very clever. I've been adding it to TJ's soups, which is kind of fun, and always tasty.

Happy new year!

Emily said...

I don't want the break to end, either! It's so hard to go back to the grind after 2 wonderful weeks of sleeping in and free time.

Glad you had a great NYE! Looks like you and Chris had an awesome time.

Happy 2010!

Kasey said...

I love the look of that place, so swanky and sheek! I drank a lot of water in between my drinks last night too. My fiance on the other hand did not and he is a bit hungover today. That baked brie looks amazing!

Happy New Years :)

MelindaRD said...

Looks like you have had some good eats. The omlette looks really good. Sorry Chris wasn't feeling well, but it looks like you both had fun. We stayed in, but did get to see some fireworks.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had such a great, relaxed night!
i love how you put the sketti squash on TOP of your eggs! so creative! happy new year girl!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I saw the Joe-Joe's at TJ's yesterday and almost put them in the cart. But we still had other cookies around, so I didn't... May have to get a box after all...

Happy 2010!

Heather said...

i'm glad to see you had a delightful new years!

I found your blog through Diana as we are both doing the January Eat In Challenge! I look forward to getting to know you more through your blog!

Happy 2010!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great New Years! That place looks fun!
Im glad you got to spend time with your fam!

Michal said...

Happy new year to both you and Chris. Ahh the infamous TJ jojo i have been dying to try it but I dont have a TJ's near me. Oh the shame :( Someday Ill get my hands on one of those bad boys!