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Spinach

Green Spaghetti (a.k.a Tallarines Verde)

Dinner, Pasta

Did you ever forge your mother’s signature? I did. Once. And of course I got caught. Duh. That’s how it always goes.

I was 10 years old and got a detention. I’m not afraid to say that my mama scared me when I was little. I didn’t mess with her. So I figured it’d be way easier and less terrifying to just forge her pretty yet complicated signature. She did (and still does) have a really beautiful signature. Think writing out of Downton Abbey (I’m obsessed!).

So, I sat in my room and practiced and practiced and practiced. After about a hundred attempts I totally nailed it. Feeling successful, I turned in the signed detention and started serving my time. I was having fun, actually. The teacher who supervised detention didn’t have anything under control and I remember laughing and joking with kids in the back of the room. It got sort of quiet for some reason and I remember hearing high heels clacking down the hall. At the door was my mama, looking super sharp in a business lady suit, giving me a glare that was SO scary. OMG did I stop laughing. She was truly terrifying.

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Ham Spinach and Gruyére Quiche

Breakfast, Dinner

I arrived in Florida (where my parents live) exactly two days ago, on a red eye flight. I was sitting next to the most adorable baby in a onesie. We said hi, we smiled…we became friends.

And then she totally betrayed me. An hour into the flight, she started bawling her eyes out. And didn’t stop…for the. next. four. hours. Right then and there our friendship ended, obviously. Her poor mother…she was doing everything she could. Nothing worked.

So, instead of sleeping with my eyes closed, I tried to sleep with my eyes open. You know…where you just stare REALLY hard and try to take your brain to a newprettybetter world, like, immediately?

I thought about Christmas morning…oh Christmas morning. Does a cozier more lovely place even exist? I think not…

This year I have nothing to do with Christmas dinner. I bowed out since I cooked all of Thanksgiving dinner.

Instead, I’m on the sidelines mixing cocktails, making playlists, drinking cocktails…

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Appetizers, Sides, Snacks

Hi.

How did the holiday treat you? I ate PW’s cinnamon rolls (thank you to everyone who offered tips!), got a pair of red Tom’s and hung out with family. It was wonderful!

Did you know that 2011 is on…umm…Saturday! How did that happen? What an amazing year this has been! I’m ringing it in at a friend’s Mad Men themed New Year’s Party.

So my friend Teri and I are getting beehive hair-do’s, putting on glittery 50’s dresses and whipping up retro appetizers.

I contemplated a few options: tacky Jell-O molds, Swedish meatballs, deviled eggs (which I LOVE), pigs in a blanket (ew!), fondue (umm, yes please!).

I finally settled on this Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

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