I'm sorry to report I don't have a second recipe to share this week, but i've been a bit preoccupied by the newest addition to my family. I have to introduce you to this handsome stud, Wilkie the Westie. If you know me, you know that i've been talking about getting a Westie for the better part of a decade. I always talk myself out of it at the last minute because a puppy is so much responsibility, and I have also worried about our Chocolate Lab, Roscoe's, feelings, but once I met this guy, there was no turning back.
Sweet Wilkie is a sassy little guy. I've only had him 6 days now and he's already learned so much. He's conquered the stairs, jumped off the big bed (though i'm sad I can't contain him there anymore when I'm getting ready) and painstakingly tried to win over his big brothers heart. I wouldn't say they're besties yet, but he sure is trying.
I also went to my first Ugly Christmas Sweater party last weekend. How was that my first?! It was SO much fun. I absolutely loved the idea of this homemade photo both. Mike won for ugliest sweater - he earned it with that disaster of a sweater. He was so proud!
We also celebrated our one year anniversary Sunday. Holy Moly, it's true what they say - time flies!! Our wedding cake was just as delicious one year later. We celebrated with a lazy day (well, as lazy as you can be when you're taking a puppy outside every hour), homemade beef stroganoff, and wedding cake.
In other news, Mike gave me one of my Christmas presents earlier. It's a record of the Nutcracker and i've been listening to it nonstop. You just can't be sad, even when you're cleaning up the kitchen, when the nutcracker is playing.
Locals, I recently took a cooking class at La Gemma. SO much fun - I would highly recommend it. You can't beat learning how to make fresh pasta from a real Italian in her kitchen. The classes fill up quickly so be sure to sign up. The class size was small and it's totally hands on. Bring wine and an appetite!
As I'm about to sign off Wilkie is laying on the edge of my computer and just got his first hiccups. Eeek, I can't stand the cuteness. If he gives me a break this weekend I'll be back next week with a new recipe! XO.