Holy Moly, tomorrow is Christmas Eve!! How did that happen?
I feel like all I’ve done since arriving in SC is EAT. Not that I’m complaining… it’s kind of my favorite hobby. Speaking of, word has it that there’s a Trader Joe’s nearby. You know I’ll be making a visit before heading back to TX.
My parents sent Brian’s parents a big box of pumpkin cinnamon rolls for Christmas, and I was thisclose to eating one for breakfast. But then I made the mistake of looking at the nutritional information. Big mistake. So instead I had a bowl of pomegranate Chobani with banana slices and Cheerios. I may have to have a Christmas Eve cinnamon roll, though.
This afternoon we went into downtown Greenville, which I LOVE. It has the cutest old-fashioned Main St. with all of these great shops and restaurants. We ended up having lunch at a Mediterranean restaurant, Pomegranate. Started with the hummus and Mast Khiyar (yogurt with cucumbers, spices, walnuts and raisins):
So I may have a new favorite snack. They brought us a plate with unsalted butter, a hunk of feta and some fresh mint, which we then layered on pita bread.
Sounds strange but it was SO good. Definitely trying this at home.
For my meal I ordered the Fesenjan: Chicken breast in a walnut-pomegranate “stew” with basmati rice. Once again, sounds weird but really, really tasty. It had an unusual sweet flavor… Jack and I shared and he loved it, too.
After lunch we popped in a gorgeous home store, Postcard from Paris, then to the mall for a little last minute Christmas shopping, then home for Jack’s nap.
For dinner we met Brian’s sister and the girls for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. I can’t remember the name right now, but they have giant margaritas. Here it is next to Jack’s Puffs, to give you some perspective.
My chicken fajitas, shared with Jack. Don’t you love how we find Tex-Mex even when we’re in South Carolina?
And finally, I love Christmas PJ’s. That is all.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, filled with family, fun and great FOOD!!! I’m sad to be missing the big Niesman family Christmas Eve shindig this year… I’m sure it won’t be the same without us Night!