A Christmas Visitor!

z’s sister came to stay with us for a few days before they drove up North to be with their family for Christmas! While z was picking her up from the airport, I was getting dinner ready.

But first…Dessert! This is the new super fast popsicle maker that z got me for Christmas. It freezes the popsicles in 9 minutes! How cool is that!?

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I made a blueberry, lemon and vanilla yogurt popsicle filling for the machine.

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All ready to freeze:

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9 minutes and they were done! Now they’re just chilling in the freezer until it’s time for dessert!

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Time to get dinner together! z pulled this recipe out of the Wall Street Journal a few days ago and I’m so happy he did!

Seared Halibut with Winter Fruit Vinaigrette

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Ingredients from Whole Foods!

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Getting the seeds out of a pomegranate is not easy!

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Not blood. Just juice.

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z and his sister got home just as I was finishing dinner. He popped open the wine and helped me cook the halibut.

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Dinner time!

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Not only was it a beautiful meal, it was super delicious too!

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We all cleaned our plates and enjoyed the popsicles for dessert! What a lovely meal to welcome A to DC Smile

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After work on Tuesday, we headed to the Capitol for a tour!

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We walked all the way home from the Capitol. It was a long and cold walk! We were definitely taking a cab to dinner…

We knew we wanted to take A to Birch & Barley since we had a great experience there last time.

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I ordered the Hand-Cut Tagliatelle with sautéed mushrooms, parmesan, fresh herbs. It was awesome!

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I ordered a 4 oz. glass of beer (the name of which escapes  me).

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The bread plate came out and I fell in love…again! This time they had cornbread!! YUM!

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After the bread…my camera decided to die. Just know we had a fantastic meal! z had the Roasted Loin of Lamb with Cranberry Beans, Duck Sausage, and Smoked Bacon. A had the Prosciutto-Wrapped Veal Strip Loin with Squash, Brussels, and Potato Gratín.

And…we ordered dessert! z and I split the  Honeycrisp apple beignet with vanilla ice cream, caramel chantilly, candied walnuts. Seriously…where’s the bad in this?

Another delicious meal with amazing company Smile

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