We started with an appetizer and champagne while we exchanged gifts.
Terry gave me something we've both talked about for years--the audio CDs of the Harry Potter series. He called it a "21st century paper" gift. So cute and thoughtful! I made a photo collage for Terry with black-and-whites of our year of travels and our wedding date over it.
|He loved it!|
We shifted over to a delightful dinner of Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon with boiled potatoes and a lovely Frank Family Zinfandel.
|We even used our china!|
|Gift from Terry's grandparents|
We finished the evening with a marble cake similar to the one we enjoyed on our wedding day - except I made this one and it wasn't quite as pretty.
|Marble cake - recipe to come!|
Everything tasted delicious, but we were stuffed. I'm still full, 24 hours later. But that may be because we had leftovers tonight for dinner. Oops! Tomorrow I'm going to share a step-by-step instructional post for anyone interested in Julia's incredible recipe. I've already asked my mom if I can make this dish for Christmas Eve, and she's on board!
This morning, aka Year 2 Day 1 of our marriage, Terry headed off to work while I stayed home doing all the dishes from last night. I'm not sure who got the short end of that stick, but I know it wasn't Scout, who played and looked out the window all day.
For lunch I ate a spinach, cheese, and avocado scramble, and I found the world's largest spinach leaf.
|Giant leaf, tiny cat|
That was the highlight of the day. Well, that and leftovers.
Hope you had a wonderful day! What's the last meal that stuffed you silly? It happens rarely now, because I really try to watch my portions, but I just couldn't stop eating this stew!