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Season’s Musings

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Holy cow!

We are hosting a tiny dessert and cocktail party late Christmas night. Seems like a good time. Everyone will be done with family celebrations and be ready to unwind.

What do the holidays hold for you?

Ice Without The Skates!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I love to watch ice skaters. As for ice skating myself, not so much. But I do enjoy an icy beverage. And I love things that are super swanky.

Come along with me…

Whynatte & Jailhouse

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Is your tree up? Ours is. SO excited.  See, we usually give these massive parties that leave no room for a tree.

This year is different. No massive Black Tie party. Small Christmas dinner party.

But anyhoo, this is about putting up the tree. Well, not exactly, but a drink to put your tree up by.

It’s this lovely little concoction that takes Jailhouse Brewing’s Jailhouse Stout and mixes it with Whynatte.

Have you not heard of these treats? They both started in Atlanta, but I’m pretty sure you can get them anywhere. Jailhouse Brewing is creating awesome crafted beers and Whynatte is the yummiest coffee/latte/caffeine drink on the planet. Serious.

So here’s the complicated recipe:

 

Pour some Whynatte in a glass.

Top with Jailhouse Stout.

Drink.

Beer floats for Adults! Yum!

 

And you know, drink responsibly and all that. A designated driver is a beloved driver. Buy him/her a big present for getting you home safe.

xoxo, Patti

What To Cook For New Year’s

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am plum full up from the weekend. Scores of tamales, Frangelico cake, cheese dip, guacamole, salsa, enchiladas, more chips. And a marathon of Being Human yesterday on the couch. Dang, that show is good.

Get to the food already!

New Year’s Eve Prep

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you have the best Christmas with the most fun? Oh, good! Me, too.

New Year’s Eve is less than a week away. Are you hosting? Need some ideas?

You are going to need cocktail recipes!

Merry Christmas Darlings!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope Santa was very good to you. He is gifting me with the quietest morning so far, with just a light rain falling on the roof.

Last night Eric and I continued our tradition of Christmas Eve sushi at Gekko, where we dressed up and gorged on rolls, sushi and sashimi. It was divine. But first we made a stop at Green’s, where we stocked up on bubbly and beer for tonight’s dinner. It’s a small affair this year, but we are so grateful to be able to share our home with friends.

Hope you receive lots of festive aprons!

My menu is super simple and I think it would really translate well for a New Year’s Eve feast. I will share the details with you on Tuesday.

Love to you all.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Esquivel – Jingle Bells

Burger Tap – A Great Break Between Shopping

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

A week or so ago, Eric & I were invited to preview Burger Tap in Virginia Highland (there’s no ‘s’ at the end, folks).

How was it?

How to Survive The Holidays

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Deep South Magazine have allowed me to write a holiday etiquette column for them.

Do you need a few tips? Maybe a little giggle?

Holiday Shopping at Ross

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Ross Dress For Less recently sent me a $25 gift certificate and let me have at it.

And so I did.

What did I get?

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Every year, Holly, Eric and I have our annual Christmas dinner. In the past we have dined at Dolce, Farm Burger and some other a’sundry spots.

Where did we go this year?