2016 Recap

What a year. Christmas came and went like that. 2017 is barreling toward us with a quickness. How to summarize this year? My CPA license was gotten. Germany was traveled. We spent more time entertaining guests in Portland than we did traveling. Many, many restaurants were frequented. I spent a lot of the last part of 2016 with residual stress that comes from being used to studying for something for the better part of my 20’s and into my 30’s. I still come home thinking there is something I need to do, but there isn’t. It’s glorious, but the feeling is weird. It lessens by the day.

For once there aren’t set plans/goals for 2017 other than some international travel [Japan? Malta/Sicily?] and a couple weddings. I’m just going to let things happen, and see where that gets me. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Some new-to-me and awesome restaurants this year: Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine, Pizza Jerk, Coquine, Jacqueline, Pine Street Market, and Hat Yai.

So what were the top posts this year?

Cannoli Pound Cake

Caldo Verde – Portuguese Green Soup

Porter Braised Chicken Thighs

Green Curry Porridge

Carrot Goat Cheese Shepherd’s Pie

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich

Sweet Potato Spinach Pasta

Enchiladas Suizas

Mexican Alambre

Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs