It's been cold for Florida; in the mornings putting on office dresses paired with colorful leggings to keep me warm and a long cardigan to keep me cozy. It's also been incredibly busy at the museum. We finished one huge building event and now will start one big rental event, and I still find time to write in between. But that's how it goes; sometimes I am incredibly exhausted and we eat cheese and crackers for dinner, and sometimes I am so inspired that I'll whip up something new in the kitchen. This time, something warm for our bellies.
Polenta is something I grew up with, my mom always pairing it with a Brazilian dish she calls, simply, "beefy". Of course, a saucy beef dish and creamy polenta go perfectly together. I craved polenta and opted to braise some chicken in a balsamic, tomatoes, and wine sauce. You can find my recipe typed up in my Tastebook
Currently, S isn't feeling well. I woke up this morning to find his side of the bed littered with tissues and tea mugs piled up. Last night I made him some green tea, with lemon and honey - something a barista in Italy made for me when I was sick in the middle of winter during my trip in 2005. I remember it soothing my throat and feeling so much better, even when bracing the cold walk to our hotel. My free time lately has been devoted to researching restaurants, site-seeing, wineries, and day-trips to different cities in Buenos Aires and Brazil! We are exactly two weeks away from our flight today! And I don't want to talk about how we don't have our Passports back from the Brazilian Consulate yet... 
Also, I promise photos of the beautiful and historic Savannah, GA soon! Tonight, while we're cuddled up with tea and blankets, I'll be sure to upload those photos. 
It's been cold for Florida; in the mornings putting on office dresses paired with colorful leggings to keep me warm and a long cardigan to keep me cozy. It's also been incredibly busy at the museum. We finished one huge building event and now will start one big rental event, and I still find time to write in between. But that's how it goes; sometimes I am incredibly exhausted and we eat cheese and crackers for dinner, and sometimes I am so inspired that I'll whip up something new in the kitchen. This time, something warm for our bellies.
Polenta is something I grew up with, my mom always pairing it with a Brazilian dish she calls, simply, "beefy". Of course, a saucy beef dish and creamy polenta go perfectly together. I craved polenta and opted to braise some chicken in a balsamic, tomatoes, and wine sauce. You can find my recipe typed up in my Tastebook
Currently, S isn't feeling well. I woke up this morning to find his side of the bed littered with tissues and tea mugs piled up. Last night I made him some green tea, with lemon and honey - something a barista in Italy made for me when I was sick in the middle of winter during my trip in 2005. I remember it soothing my throat and feeling so much better, even when bracing the cold walk to our hotel. My free time lately has been devoted to researching restaurants, site-seeing, wineries, and day-trips to different cities in Buenos Aires and Brazil! We are exactly two weeks away from our flight today! And I don't want to talk about how we don't have our Passports back from the Brazilian Consulate yet... 
Also, I promise photos of the beautiful and historic Savannah, GA soon! Tonight, while we're cuddled up with tea and blankets, I'll be sure to upload those photos. 

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  1. oh, i think i will make a version of this tonight. it's been sunny here which means it's been cold! i could use some warm for my belly too. and fisher is super sick. i am doing every superstitious ritual i can think of to ward it off from jumping over to me. it's a yucky one!

    i can't wait for your savannah pics!! xo

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    1. i love it when it is both sunny out with a cold wind! that to me is truly the perfect weather. i hope fisher gets better soon!

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  2. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious!! I hope he feels better.. colds are no fun at all! Can't wait to see your photos from Savannah! I've always wanted to spend a weekend there, but haven't had the chance to yet!

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    1. he is better already - back at work too! i just hope i didn't catch it and it's a cold that will sneak up on me next week :(

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  3. W O W - HELL YAH, that looks de-lish. And revised my idea of polenta, which, by the way, I REALLY want to try now, so thank you for that. <3

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    1. polenta is so delicious! growing up, my dad used to take the left over polenta and fry it in our cast iron pan. it would come out crunchy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside, cut into little squares like a little cake. i highly recommend it!

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  4. You'll get your passports back in time, I promise! I sent mine away for a renewal and it came back in 10 days. I was shocked! Your honeymoon is coming up so fast! It's actually a good thing S is getting sick now, rather than closer to the trip, so it means he'll be at full-speed when you guys leave. I hope he feels better soon! xo

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    1. i can't believe yours was back in ten days!? that's rare i have to say! so far, it's been 20 business days for us. i'm crossing my fingers that it will arrive soon - it's hard to get excited as it gets closer bc of how stressful the lack of a passport is!

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  5. I'm embarrassed to say I've never made polenta. (Hangs head in shame.) However! Trying for the first time tonight... Wish me luck. This looks delish.

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    1. I hope you liked it! It's a childhood favorite of mine :)

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  6. That looks comforting and delicious!

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    1. Comforting is the perfect word to describe this dish!

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