A New Start

I wish I had taken more pictures of our food in Kauai.  We just got back from a mini-honeymoon vacation with a few friends.  You can read all about our adventures on Lindsay and Jay’s blog, FunnyLoveBlog.  She was great at capturing parts of our trip.  You can also check out our instagram hashtag #funnylovehawaii to see everyone’s pictures.

So much happened over the last half of 2013.  Rory and I got married, I became the Company Manger of my theater company, was in a great show called Bottom of the World, Rory was on an original series on TBS called Ground Floor…it was all so great.  I’m hoping that 2014 lends itself to many more adventures.  I think it will and if I feel like there’s a loss of adventure, I’m’a’gon’make it.  I guess you could call it a New Year’s Resolution…make my own adventures.  You only live once, right? So. Here’s to once.

Back to Hawaii. It was so lovely.  Rory and I went last year for New Year’s and I think we may have decided to make an annual tradition out of it!  Last year we only had a few days of sunshine but this year was mostly sunny. AMAZEballs.  We rented an awesome house that had all the amenities and was close to a beach, Kalihiwai Bay, which we called “our” beach.  It’s a beach were the mountain stream meets the ocean so we had cold and warm and fresh and salt water – it was pretty awesome.  Because Hawaii is expensive we tried to cook and eat at home as much as possible.  Lucky for me, there were some top notch cooks on our trip.

Lindsay made fish tacos after our first full day.  Delish.  I made the Pioneer Woman’s Sausage gravy and biscuits with some eggs one morning; I used a spicy sausage so my gravy was a little pink.  Silly but really good.  Sara made awesome biscuit cinnamon rolls another morning.  Gotta tell you, might be how I do cinnamon rolls from now on…the biscuits made the whole dish less cloying and really really nice.  Lindsay also make spaghetti with mean sauce one night with garlic bread and salad. Then I wanted to roast a chicken but we didn’t find a whole chicken at the grocery store…so we braised legs and thighs in stock, lemon juice, white wine and garlic and onions.  I also made mashed potatoes and Jay grilled some veggies.  Lots of good for, awesome company and a great vacation to start a new year.

Rory wrote on a piece of paper earlier this year – art is patience.   Art is patience.  Life is all about it.  Keep working.  Keep creating.  Keep moving.  Happy New Year!

art IS patience.

ps. if you like brussles sprouts make these….I made them for Christmas dinner…the BEST I have ever eaten.  That chicken broth…man, makes for an tasty sauce!

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