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New Year's Eve, 2018

The hubby and I have been enjoying the last week of Holiday time at home and at work. The office is always so quiet this time of year with most people out on vacation, it makes the days easy to manage and likely to end early. As always, we've been taking the days we did have off to cook too much food and work a little on the house. While we've been out of boxes for a while now, there's always the big effort to truly organize and make the spaces all function properly. So I've been spending a lot of effort to do that. Happily, I've been able to cross a lot of "to-dos" off of my list and the house is really starting to come together better!

We started our long Christmas weekend with another loaf of Sourdough Bread, getting better at this every time. But we still weren't getting the taste we wanted, so we decided to create a brand new starter, to see if we could get it a little more sour...

With the last of our old starter, we also made a good old loaf of white bread for Christmas Day French Toast, and tried Pizzas on the grill again. Pizzas were better this time - still some work to go though getting the dough just right.

For Christmas Eve, we always do Italian meal at home. We had a gorgeous loaf of Sourdough already, and decided to make our own Pasta Dough, Filling and Bolognese Sauce for Ravioli Dinner. It turned out amazing! Creme Brulee for Dessert.

Christmas Morning is made for Cinnamon Rolls, and we made Stuffed French Toast this year. Bacon, Cream Cheese and Jelly might sound odd, but turned out really good.

Tonight, we will cook up some traditional New Year's Eve Steaks, take a two-year Aged Beer out of the cupboard and count down to another new year together. 2018 has been another big year for us, and we're looking forward to building up this new California life in 2019.


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