Yesterday was like Christmas Junior, mostly because we started putting Christmas presents away and enjoying said presents. It was pretty fun. I don’t even mind washing dishes when they’re new glasses and things that need to find a spot in the kitchen.
One of the happy post-Christmas changes included a bathroom cabinet face-lift thanks to some new hardware.
New hardware: And of course, there had to be some celebratory cooking. We went with our new-found Chinese Dumplings recipe. Turns out we still have some practice to do with that recipe. I’ll adjust it just as soon as I know where we went wrong. But at this point (the point of ingredients on the island), everything was right in the world:And here at the “put stuff in the dumpling wrappers” step, things were still going well: Then things fell apart somewhere in the pan-frying phase. Hmm. On the bright side, our second batch was about 10 times better than the first batch. So we’re learning. That’s a happy way to start the year, right? I thought so.