This week has felt pretty slow, which I guess isn’t really a bad thing since I’m getting a lot done around the house. Mostly I’m excited for my parents to arrive tomorrow night! It’s going to be a super quick visit but one that’s much needed. My Dad hasn’t seen the apartment since before we officially bought it (when it was in complete disrepair), and my Mom hasn’t seen it since the week we moved in, when we didn’t have any furniture. I am so excited to show them what we’ve done with the place and take them around the neighborhood.
On Monday, we hosted our first holiday dinner for Rosh Hashanah. We made the decision last minute (on Saturday) because it just didn’t feel right not to do anything. It was a small thing – just Matt, Karina, Leo, and Rebekah – but that was all I needed. I bought an extra big table when we moved because all I wanted was to host cozy dinner parties and it finally came to fruition. I used the everyday dishes instead of China since we had a 3 year old in attendance and we don’t have placemats, but I actually kinda liked it like that – felt more familial. I spent all day cooking and made a few traditional dishes for the first time and am happy to report they came out really tasty! Good food and close friends/fam. It was perfect.
Last Saturday we went to a food and wine festival that my beau’s company hosted. The event was in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I’d never been there before and thought it was beautiful. The entire event was great – not only did I get to check out a new area of the city, I got to try some new restaurants. Of course I found the Chianti Classico. After our honeymoon, I always make a beeline for that when it comes to red.
I usually cook for Taco Tuesday, but it had been a long time since we got Seamless and I was kinda over being in the kitchen after spending allll day there for Rosh Hashanah so I was a-ok ordering. Living adjacent to Spanish Harlem, we have some pretty great Mexican spots so not only was this an easy Taco Tuesday, it was a delicious one.