It seems like the older I get the faster time goes by. Once again the year has managed to come and go in a blink of an eye. There were a number of memorable moments, like the time my son told the mall santa he wasn’t the real santa. He wanted no part of the jolly fat man until we saw the real Santa (aka Grandpa) during our visit to St. Louis— then he was all smiles. I have one sassy kid, that is for sure!
There was also the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had to wander around Paris for two weeks. Paris is a food lovers paradise and the only reason I didn’t come back ten pounds heavier was all the walking we did as we explored various museums and landmarks I never thought I would see in person. After our time in France I’m convinced that the reason French Women Don't Get Fat is because they spend so much of their day on their feet. I’m also a bit jealous of how they manage to look so fashionable, even on a rainy day. I spent more than one day looking like a drowned cat (as one of our waiters so kindly put it when I stumbled in to his restaurant looking to get out of the rain.) As much fun as Paris was I was happy to get out of the city for the day. Although we did run in to some rather comical transportation problems courtesy of “Operation Escargot”, during which the RER and Metro drivers all went on strike. The taxi drivers got in on the fun and blocked the roadways as we were trying to get to Normandy. It was certainly both a memorable and inspirational trip.
While things started off with a bang early on in the year, they ended rather quietly. I spent a good portion of December buried in fluffy blankets on our couch. I was sicker than I’ve been in years and most days I barely had enough energy to take a shower in the morning (oh who am I kidding, some days I just didn’t bother at all.) My cold even managed to interfere with my usual week long vacation I take around the holidays. I like to use this time to briefly disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with friends and family, but the first few days of our trip left me completely worn out. I didn’t get to see everyone I had hoped to, but I had a great time with the people I did get to see. Plus, I enjoyed eating a ton of delicious food I didn’t have to cook.
Speaking of delicious food, today I wanted to take a look back at the recipes you’ve enjoyed the most this year. So without further ado, here are your picks (according to Squarespace Metrics) for the Top 10 Recipes of 2014.