Since Justyn was taking some time off this week I decided to do the same. We didn't have a trip planned or anything so it was really great opportunity to relax a bit and hang out with friends.
I think this was on Tuesday but Kris, Karen and I met up at Dave & Busters for some video games and dinner. We also met up with Alex & Kate but they were pretty beat from work earlier so they only had dinner with us. I ordered the sliders, wings & fries platter. Total indulgence but hey.. I'm on vacation!
The next day I started to catch a cold but decided to go out to lunch anyway with Alex, Kris, Karen, Reid and Justyn. We went to BCC Enterprises aka Jojo's BBQ aka Ghetto Q. They make the best ribs, chicken & sausages. I wasn't very hungry so I ended up getting a polish sausage with some beans and potato salad. That may already seem like a bunch of food but a normal combo order comes with two choice of meats, bread, potato salad & beans. It's super delish and although I didn't get a picture of the food, I did snap a picture of who I think is one of the owners outside tending to the meats.
After lunch, Justyn went out while I wrapped his presents.
The next evening, Justyn and I went to Santana Row to walk around and grab dinner. We went to a new place called The Counter which is a burger joint. You get to customize your burger out of all of the different ingrediant combinations which is a fun idea. I ordered a chicken burger with Russian dressing, herbed goat cheese, organic mixed greens, grilled onions and bacon. Justyn ordered a regular burger with his own toppings and we shared some sweet potato fries & onion strings. They also allow customized drink combinations but our waiter came by super fast so I just ordered a vodka tonic and Justyn had some beer. Suprisingly they had Devil's Canyon beer there so he got their Scotch Ale.
For Christmas Eve we had a few people over for drinks and appetizers. I had my sister and Justyn open up a gift. I got my sister a Henkels knife set and Justyn got a Citizen Eco watch that he had been eyeing. Karen got me a huuuge booze shaker which I used to make some dirty martinis. For dinner we went to Jubba's which is a Somalian restaurant. They make a fantastic chicken suquaar which is what Janice, Dave and I ordered. After that we went back to our house to hang out a bit more before everyone headed home.
The next day was CHRISTMAS!! My favorite holiday of the year. Justyn had woken up super early because he was on call so a few hours later he came in and woke me up. I was super excited and couldn't go back to sleep so we started unwrapping gifts. In addition to the watch, I got Justyn a taxidermied squirrel and the Mark Twain autobiography which he mentioned wanting a while ago. He was super stoked with his gifts which made me happy :) Justyn got me a leather jacket and a mattress pad warmer which we're trying out tonight. My sister got me a necklace from my Amazon wishlist.
I also made tomato and feta baked eggs for brunch from a recipe I found on closetcooking.blogspot.com. I overcooked the eggs a little bit but it still tasted fantastic.
For dinner we went to my mom & dad's house. My mom made some t-bone steaks, salad, a potato dish and dessert based from Holland. We also celebrated Oscar's 3rd birthday. All in all it was a really nice day. I'm rounding it out by watching Elf :D