Mal and I finally finished our Christmas shopping last night (along with the rest of the South Shore)! The Derby Street Shoppes were a madhouse! It seemed like everyone waited until the last minute to do their shopping!
Somehow, Mal and I managed to hit a few stores and buy what we needed in about 45 minutes. Booyah.
After finding gifts for everyone on our list, we found ourselves at the Rustic Kitchen once again. I celebrated our holiday shopping success with a dirty martini!
For dinner, Mal and I shared an order of the Parmsean Truffle Fries, which, sadly, were just so-so.
The flavor of the Parmsean was excellent (nice and bold), but the truffle oil was really lacking. I could barely taste it. The fries were also kind of mushy. Boo.
However, the Butternut Squash Mezzaluna that I ordered for my entree totally made up for the sub-par fries! Holy delicious! I was so happy that I ordered it!
It was butternut squash-filled ravioli with big chunks of roasted butternut squash, baby spinach, and dried cranberries. Seriously, yum.
After dinner, we drove out to Funny Farm to meet up with some friends.
A good part of the evening focused on two of my favorite things: beer and pugs.
Gearing up for our 15 mile run! 😯