Current Drink: I bought some Stephen's Gourmet Candycane Cocoa last night and it's probably the best powdered hot cocoa I've ever had. (Williams & Sonoma's cocoa doesn't count because it's actual flakes of chocolate instead of powder.)
Current Project: Christmas cards. I wrote the first 20 last night. Only some 180 to go!
Current TV Show: My review of the Doctor Who 50 Anniversary Special was...mixed. Which is good, because I was keeping my expectations so low, I was planning to need therapy afterwards.
Current Worry: Trying to follow Bruce's advice: "Blow away the dreams that tear you apart / blow away the dreams that break your heart / blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted."
Current Location: I went to Sedona last week and it was awesome. I can't wait to go back. They have a MEXICAN CHRISTMAS SHOP CALLED 'FELIZ NAVIDAD.' I wanted to buy everything.
Current Movie: Thor: The Dark World was excellent and I want to see it again.
Current Food: My dad and I ate at 'Gordon Ramsay Steak' when we were in Las Vegas. It was the best meal I've eaten in recent memory. I need to immortalize our courses here. (Keep in mind last night I had a can of soup for dinner, so this kind of eating is not a regular occurrence for me.)
We started with a bottle of Ty Nant Blue sparkling water
before moving on to our bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
(I can't remember what year because I'm a disappointment to my Oenophile father.
Still, it was one of the best red wines I've had, and I don't usually like reds.)
Then they brought us some fabulous bread and butter:
I've never tried foie gras (I only recently found out what it is),
but the waiter recommended it and my dad is a fan.
But I made him wait to tell me why it's controversial until after I'd had my first bite.
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
hearts of palm purée, pumpkin waffle,
bourbon maple glaze, fines herbs
I'll never eat foie gras again because of the way its made,
but if somehow in the future they discover a non-cruel way to make it,
I will have to eat it with pumpkin waffles and bourbon maple syrup.
Because that was a taste sensation for THE AGES.
(Seriously though, no taste is worth what those geese have to experience.)
Then we both picked a cut from the RAW STEAK CART , both of us going with the
Prime Beef: Filet
hand selected by Pat LaFrieda, dry aged for 28 days minimum in his Himalayan salt room
with a side of
tempura fried, confit
garlic citrus aioli
(Which were AMAZING. Best way to eat vegetables ever: tempura. Unfortunately my photo turned out blurry.)
And finally for dessert,
Sticky Toffee Pudding
sweet pudding cake, brown sugar toffee,
brown butter ice cream
Did you see that? BROWN BUTTER ICE CREAM. It was crazy.
Ok, I'm done reliving that amazing meal. Thanks for indulging me.
Current Celebrity Crush: Absolutely Paul McGann. (Though David Tennant has started showing up in my dreams again.)
Current Obsession: My budget. Wheeeeeee! Whee.
Current Book: Rainbow Rowell is my new favorite author. I've only read two of her books (Fangirl and Eleanor & Park) but I'm already planning a blog post dedicated to them.
Current Indulgence: Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.
Current Fashion: Pretty in love with my off-brand Sandro Albatorock sneakers I got from DSW last month.
Current Music: I'm about to make my annual Christmas mix, but right now I am in a real Tim Minchin mood.
Current Wishlist: One of these Christmas wreaths.
Current Reminder: "I'd love to have a baby, yes. But I'd rather have another cat." - Freddie Mercury