Hi friends! It’s been a low-key, but fun day here in Seattle. This morning, I went on a nice five mile run on a trail by my in-laws’ house. It was kind of drizzly and gross outside, but it felt great to get moving after our long day of plane travel yesterday.
After a quick lunch, we headed out for some…antiquing!
Yes, I realize that it makes me seem about 40 years older than I actually am, but I LOVE antique stores. I could spend HOURS combing through antique stores and markets. This afternoon, we drove to Snohomish, a small town about 15 minutes away, that has an adorable downtown area and TONS of antique stores!
My only problem in places like this is that I tend to get a leeeetle carried away—but, knowing that I have to fly home in about a week, I tried to keep my spending urges under control.
This afternoon, I was in a Mad Men kind of mood, as you’ll see.
I found some adorable champagne flutes to add to my glassware collection:
Can’t you just see Don and (SPOILER ALERT) his new wife toasting to their totally ridiculous and completely inexplicable marriage with these? Me too.
I also flipped for these old secretary photos. I’m pretty sure one of them is Ms. Blankenship.
Finally, I hit the jackpot in terms of small spoons (which I also collect):
I love the itty-bitty salt spoon on the far left!
After all of that antiquing, we were in need of an afternoon snack, so we stopped in at the cutest little pie shop. Ryan and I split a piece of apple and marrionberry pie:
Upon returning home, we headed back out immediately again, this time to…Central Market! Ryan’s parents live super close to a Central Market, and I LOVE shopping there when we come in town. We volunteered to cook dinner for the family tonight, so we headed out to pick up some key ingredients. It was a cold, rainy day here in Seattle today—the perfect weather for soup!
We cooked up a squash ginger soup, along with some crusty cheese toast and a mixed salad.
To make the soup, we roasted a combination of butternut squash and kabocha squash on my new Demarle Silpat baking sheet—a Christmas gift!
The soup also included an onion, carrots, celery, lots of ginger, some lime juice, and a splash of coconut milk. Simple, but very comforting!
And now we just wrapped up a raucous round of Apples to Apples, and are finishing off a plate of Christmas cookies…life is good!
See you tomorrow, friends!