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.