Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friendship, Food, Comfort

Yesterday we had lunch with Mona and her family (minus her younger son who was spending time with other friends).
We were seated in the family room at Benihanas where the chef entertained and cooked for us.
Today Mona and the boys headed back to Lebanon. It's been great having her here the past two weeks while we've been on winter break.
Tomorrow it is back to reality, back to school and work. Not sure I'm ready for it.
It's been a rather dark and cloudy day here. I went to the doctor this morning for my annual exams (that I skipped last year). Sure wish I hadn't had that cup of coffee before going. Blood tests now will have to be done tomorrow morning after I check in at school. 

After putting the bookshelf together for the kids room, I really felt the need for a big bowl of comfort food so made risotto for the very first time.  It was from a mix I picked up at an Italian restaurant here, along with fresh parmesan cheese, and boy was it good!  I had two big bowls and had to stop myself from going for the third.  
Everyone is off to bed now.  That 6 am wake-up is gonna be a shock to the system

Hope your Saturday is a good one!


Yvonne said...

Sounds like you've been busy and enjoying your days whether they are dark or not. My DH is working this weekend so I'm at home busy as usual. Weather is wonderful, so the birds are still coming around, including hummers. Enjoying my patio and garden. Happy Saturday to you.

sissie said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year. What could be better than starting off your year with good food and friends.


Kit said...

Oh I know how you feel. I went back to work after the Christmas break this past Tuesday, boy did I miss the sleeping in. But I am adjusted now and on to the weekend! Have a great week. Kit

Createology said...

Lots of wonderful memories you have made with friends and family while on break. Good luck with the bloodwork...just remember to relax and breathe. Happy Healthy Hugs Dear...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Tammy, that's the thing about holidays - they seem to be over sooo quickly - not fair!

Wonderful for you having your friend Mona to stay.
Thinking of you dear friend.
love and hugs
Shane xox

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my, that risotto does look delicous. I would have had to restrain myself, too. ;) The cloudy sky made a beautiful photo! Hope you all have a good day on re-entry! blessings ~ tanna

Susan said...

Hello Tammy...Glad you were able to have a nice meal with friends.

Your sky shot is lovely. Hope your weekend has been good. Susan

Heather - The Good Life said...

Getting back into the routine after time off is always challenging. Last week we started back and it was a week full of opportunities (that's the glass half full version). :-) Lots of well wishes for a smooth week for you and your family. Heather

SARITHA said...

Looks like you had fun!!I know how it is to get back to routine after a break. Such a pain!!I like the new look of your blog!!

vicki said...

Tammy- how wonderful that you got to spend some quality time with your Fruend-- great photo!

Risotto is one of my favorites-- I'd probably eat the whole bowl!

I'm licing your beautiful new blog header!

vicki said...

Good grief - what a miss spell!! I meant to say--- I'm loving your new blog header!

Serena Lewis said...

Your risotto looks delicious! I'd have had a hard time stopping at one serving too. I didn't realise that Mona was only visiting for a couple of weeks but it was lovely that you both spent time together. :)

Linda said...

Loved reading and seeing about what you've been up to.

Saturday was the worst day of the week for us with my race to the ER with Jim and those subsequent hours.

I'm glad it's a new week and hope for better days. Hope your return to work and school goes well.

We have a 3-day weekend coming up this week - that's a good thing.
Blessings always,

Anonymous said...

It sure looks like you had a nice last day before school started. Mona looks exactly the same as she did 5 years ago. Nice that you had this time to spend with her and the family.
Your risotto looks wonderful. I have made it a few times, and yes, it is really tasty. There are a lot of good recipes for it out there, so have fun looking for them!!


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