As soon as I see a posting for any light display event, I get excited because I know we are approaching the Holiday season. I always tell myself we have to go at least one at some point during the season.Continue reading Kicking off the Holiday season
Moonlight Forest (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge)
Every year my husband and I go out to admire the holidays lights. Last year, we went to the Moonlight Forest at the Arcadia Arboretum and it is one of the most stunning displays I’ve seen in a long time. We were planning to go again this year, but unfortunately, they cancelled. Anyways, here are photos of the Moonlight Forest from last year.
There are other holidays events throughout LA. We hope we can squeeze in some time to admire some holiday decorations before the season ends.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128:And Here Comes the Holiday Season
Five things Friday: Home remodeling is harder than wedding planning. There, I said it!
Five Things Friday is a post where I share five things that either made my week, what I am thinking about, or would like to share with all of you!
👍 My first attempt at making pretzel buns is a success!
My sourdough starter is still alive. I still set aside the discard to make other things like pasta, pikelets, and crackers. I came across a soft pretzel recipe I’ve been eyeballing to try. At first I wanted to create a traditional pretzel twist, but we were making sliders and needed buns. So I changed them to pretzel buns.
😴 More napping this week
I am not sure if it is the shorter days or the warmer food.
🍟 Brining potatoes to make fries
Thank you Epicurious for this video on making fries! Brining the potatoes for a few days is worth the wait. After the brine you do a first fry followed by a second shorter fry to completely cook it. You also have the option to freeze the fries after the first get and do the second fry later when you want to eat it. I usually do the latter.
We’ll never have neglected, rotten potatoes ever again. I highly recommend this recipe for busy people because each of these steps are short. You pretty much set it and forget it (until you want to eat fries).
🚪Our door has finally arrived!
The door was the final piece of the remodel project. Doing a home remodel makes planning a wedding a complete cakewalk…Well…Maybe that was an unfair comparison. I organize events for a living. For a home remodel there are a lot of disparate working parts. They don’t exactly work in synchrony no matter how much you push for expediency.
📷 This picture
I’ve attempted to create a “Season’s Greeting” card to send to friends and family, but I never found the time to do so. The year we were suppose to create one was the time we got into a car accident.
So I guess this picture my husband took and adding a “Merry Christmas” sticker did the trick.