Home for the Holidays

I love coming home to the Twin Cities!  For a city in the Midwest, Minneapolis / St. Paul and surrounding suburbs pack a punch of culture and diversity.  Not what you would expect in the middle of the dairy belt.

I spent December roaming around the cities looking for Christmas presents at the Mall of America and Galleria. Thrifty finds at Hunt and Gather and the Shops in Hopkins– what  a blast! We saw a very campy Cinderella at The Children’s theater company, a wonderful hockey game, checked out some subtitle FREE movies, ate a burrito at Chipotle, Chicken salad at Chili’s, 2 for 20 $ at Applebees, Egg Foo Young at Fongs and UMBRIA SUPREMIO at Umbria Gourmet Pizza.

We took a road trip looking for Pinnekjøtt and ended up at Ingebretsen‘s. You can’t tell from their website but over half of their store is a butcher shop / deli specializing in Scandinavian meats and other delicacies.  Lutefisk and picked herring are big sellers this time of year but we also ran into a man who was trying to appease a Danish exchange student with liver pâté.

No surprise that January will bring lots of low cal cooking and maybe even some exercise!  Yikes!

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s