Christmas Eve Eve

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!

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Somehow, Mal and I managed to hit a few stores and buy what we needed in about 45 minutes. Booyah.

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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! :mrgreen:

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For dinner, Mal and I shared an order of the Parmsean Truffle Fries, which, sadly, were just so-so.

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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.

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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!

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It was butternut squash-filled ravioli with big chunks of roasted butternut squash, baby spinach, and dried cranberries. Seriously, yum.

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After dinner, we drove out to Funny Farm to meet up with some friends.

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A good part of the evening focused on two of my favorite things: beer and pugs.

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Pug party! :mrgreen:

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Gearing up for our 15 mile run! 😯

32 Comments

  1. Lacking truffle oil and mushy fries…ugh, not so good. Glad the rest of the meal was great, but most of all, glad you had time with your friends and fam, and pugs, and are celebrating w/ your loved ones 🙂

    Your sugaraholic post yesterday inspired me to post and refine my own thoughts on things in my post today. Thank you 🙂

  2. Way to go finishing up shopping! 45 minutes is a quick trip!

    So, I noticed the growler of Berkshire Brewing Co. beer. Have you ever gone on the brewery tour? I did about 5 years ago, it was fun! (Sadly, it’s a hike…but worth it if you’re ever out in Deerfield.)

  3. Ha, in the picture with the other pug sitting in the lap looking down at Murphy it looks like he’s scowling at him!

    PS: I just ordered my first ever eggnog latte from Starbucks. I wasn’t sure I actually liked eggnog anymore, but you influenced my decision… and I love it! Why hadn’t I tried this earlier in the season?!

  4. Love the senior pug! I had one who made it to 16 – completely deaf and blind, and another to 13 – completely incontinent and wore diapers 😉 But they ALWAYS have the “pug attitude”. Seeing an older pug will give Murphy something to look forward to 🙂

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