Aside from dissertation writing, January has been pretty low key with a touch of travel and an abundance of hearty meals. Sigh. Here's a Thursday 13 snapshot...
1. The coolest Christmas present!
|So rarely does a beef recipe turn out exactly as I imagined it should. Wine-braised short ribs over creamy gorgonzola polenta... I die.|
|Things that sound too good to be true, like "baked" mozzarella sticks, usually are, just FYI. Boo!|
|I must admit, I was skeptical about Southwest's new "green" jets that squeeze in several extra rows. But I found the 700 series surprisingly comfortable. Not sure I like the drop-down style baggage doors though.|
|Gorgeous vistas- The only good thing about pre-dawn flying.|
|In case you wonder...|
Crispy Cajun shrimp over pasta alfredo