christmas tree ornament

In spite of being Korean, I only began to eat kimchi (the cabbage kind) on a semi-frequent basis about a year ago.

Recently I made kimchi chigae (soup) and kimchi fried rice for the first time. And now I have ambitions to make my own kimchi in the new year!


view from door

It snowed!

And I finally finished my first pair of knitted socks! (I started them back in September) I'm wearing them right now, and they're going to make their public debut tonight at our house holiday dinner of past and present housemates.


Our house got a Charlie Brown Christmas tree tonight and decorated it. It's been ages since I've had a Christmas tree.


Last night I cooked dinner for my house for the first time. I baked breadsticks (I recently started to bake yeast breads finally!), cooked up a pot of black bean soup, prepared a green salad with shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, and cucumbers, and made no bake bumpy peanut butter nuggets for dessert.

For music I put on the soundtrack to Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (the old kiddie movie with Burl Ives). When I mentioned I had never actually seen the film, one of my housemates enthusiastically suggested that we watch it after dinner so we did!