It is so good to be home. I haven't really been here since Christmas Eve, so it seems like forever. Next year, we're staying home for the holidays. I planned a week's worth of meals yesterday, and headed to the store. It is so nice to have my pantry and fridge stocked with good, healthy ingredients. I think I put on 10 lbs. in the last few months. Time to work on getting that off. It sucks when all your clothes start to feel a little tight!
Sleek and I had a nice time in Vegas. Like I said before, it's not really our type of place, but I'm down with laying around a nice hotel room anywhere. That's basically what I did, except for some fantastic partying on New Year's Eve. Sleek and I ate at the Indian restaurant in our hotel two different times. We also had a nice dinner at a really good seafood restaurant. I did learn that any time Red Bull invites you to an event, you really should go.
So, on to the cooking. A few (couple?) weeks ago, Carrie had blogged about a noodle soup she made. It looked so good, and I vowed that it would be my first post-holiday meal. I couldn't wait to make it. I followed her recipe, except I used the whole bag of noodles. My kids love noodles, so I thought it couldn't hurt. There were LOTS of noodles, but it was still really, really good. Maybe more like "No-Chicken and dumplings" than soup. I'll definitely make it again. It would be good with rice too.
I'm back on a Beirut kick, folks. Look out! I can't wait until Colin MacIntyre's new album comes out in early February.