- Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 -- 6pm
- Location: Madison, WI
- Kitchen: My Mother's Apartment
- Dining Companions: Terry, Teri, and Spencer
- Recipe Rating: B
Happy New Year! I had a really fun day yesterday, which was a nice way to end 2006. Paul was in town for the weekend to spend New Year's with some friends, so we met up for brunch yesterday at the East Coast Grill. It was delicious but we ate way too much! Then we headed out to Walden pond and went for a nice walk around the lake. I hadn't been there in years and years. It was really nice out there and the weather was beautiful. Here's a picture of Paul on our walk.
Mike and Tim were having a party last night at Tim's place in the North End, so I started my evening there. While there I ate the first hamburger that I have had in the last 14 years. Crazy huh? It was good. I phased out of my vegetarianism more than 5 years ago now, but for some reason, I hadn't had a hamburger yet! Then I went to a party at Alex's, where his friend John used a chef's knife to pop off the champagne cork at midnight. It was pretty cool -- it made a surprisingly clean cut through the glass. I have heard of this being done with a sword, but it wasn't clear to me that it was going to work so well with a chef's knife. It put a little gash in the knife, but I think it was worth it for the drama!
Happy New Year!!!