We’re having a few friends over for brunch on New Year’s Day, so June and I headed to the supermarket to buy some more provisions. While we were standing in the fruit and veg section. I grabbed a shot showing the “slippery floor” sign and the rows of produce and then had a bit of fun with it.
After getting a haircut this afternoon, June and I arranged to meet for coffee before running a few errands. While I waited for June to arrive, I grabbed this shot of a pizza place we tried recently, the Mellow Mushroom, which is right next door to the coffee shop. The pizzas are good and they have given them some great names, like the Kosmic Karma and the Holy Shiitake Pie.
Every year, the building landlord puts on a holiday lunch, and this year was no exception. A couple of colleagues and myself wandered downstairs to sample the fare, which consisted of a Caesar salad, green beans, an Italian style chicken breast, bread roll and a choice of cookies. Never too proud to turn down a free feed! This shot was taken from our second floor, looking down at the tables of food on the floor below us.(Hmm — I just looked over this week;s photos again. This is starting to turn into a food blog!)
A mid-afternoon pick-me-up at work today. Before I left for I Australia there was a basket by the printer that was kept full of healthy snack — fruit gums and the like. Since I’ve been back though, the basket has been full of various candies — and whenever it gets low, more of the stuff keeps reappearing. My guess is that someone in the office had a LOT of Halloween candy left over, and is using this basket to slowly get rid of it. A lot of the choices don’t do much for me, but these Smarties (which are completely unlike the Aussie lolly of the same name — these are more like Fruit Tingles, but not really) are a passable way to stave off the 3 p.m. slump.
Today is our work Christmas party, and this year we went to Lilly’s, a storied local restaurant and a true Louisville original. I’ve been interested in checking the place out for years, so i was glad to have the opportunity to check it out. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. For those interested in such things, I had the portobello mushroom soup (which was thick and delicious), a couple of spinach-mushroom-gruyere cheese crepes with buerre blanc sauce and a piece of caramel cake, Delish! Plus the company was good too, and a chance to talk about things not work related. (We were talking about how we met our spouses, and one guy met his over the phone and other on a plane trip back to Louisville!) And then our managers were good enough to give us the rest of the day off — in fact, there were strict instructions that no-one was to return to the office. A nice gesture and much appreciated.
Not only is it beginning to look like Christmas, but it is definitely smelling like it too as June kicks the making of Christmas goodies into high gear. Chex mix, fudge, bourbon balls, peanut brittle — it’s all on the menu this year, including some new additions like Kahlua balls. And thankfully one of my favorites, her soice pecans. Below are the said pecans, cooling after being toasted briefly in the oven. Boy, is this a yummy time of year!
Tonight we had the camera club Christmas party, which was held at an Asian buffet place on Bardstown Road, A little untraditional to be sure, but what really tickled me was when I sat down, On the table were tablecloths depicting classically dressed chefs and the words “Bon Appetit.” A Christmas party at an Asian restaurant with a French motif — magnifique, no? Well, it appealed to my sense of humor anyway.