As promised a big dinner salad. Spinach with beets (heated in the oven with olive oil S&P) chick peas, goat cheese and pan fried shallots and almonds.
Tossed with a maple balsamic dressing I whipped up.
I was in the mood for a cocktail so a had a small dirty gin martini with some spicy olives (part of the Christmas loot). We took our tree down which went much smoother than last year with the help of a tree shaped plastic bag I picked up at Target a few weeks back. (Best $1.95 I ever spent.) Last year was a disaster, we waited wayyy to long to take it down and I swear every needle fell off the tree on the way out. Enjoy the evening!