As a kid, growing up, I was always so sad when December 26th rolled around. I didn’t care about anything anyone said… I was just so bummed that Christmas day had come and gone, and school would be starting soon, and everything would be going back to normal. But now? I’ve realized the holidays really aren’t over yet… Christmas decor won’t start coming down until a couple days after new years, and until then, people are still prepping for the long-awaited January 1st. So don’t be sad! I like to try and keep up with the Christmas spirit for as long as possible (which means continuing to bake all things gingerbread/peppermint and inhaling hot cocoa by the cup).
Speaking of which, I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas!
My parents and I traveled up to Washington D.C. to meet up with a couple family members, which was so exciting! Even though we didn’t get to spend Christmas at home, we were surrounded by the company and presence of family and amazing food. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it was almost even better away from our actual Christmas tree.
So today I’m sharing a couple fun foods from our wonderful time spent in Washington D.C. Although it isn’t one of my usual posts, it’s still a whole lot of food, so I’m not complaining… hehe. Enjoy!
Milk Bar – cereal milk ice cream: I’ve heard some mixed reviews of this place (either it’s super delicious or completely overrated) but I thought it was fantastic! It really did taste like sweet cereal milk. Even though it was 37 degrees outside, I had to try it out. My cousin got the white chocolate cereal milk hot cocoa, which sounded super yummy.
Pizzeria Paradiso: I’m going to have to admit, this was some pretty decent pizza. We were in the Georgetown area, strolling the streets (which, by the way, has SO many great retail stores), and we were drawn to the shiny gold exterior of the building. I’m not much of a picky eater when it comes to pizza (really any will do), so I don’t think it’s a surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The “Paesana” pizza had some interesting veggies as toppings, which I later discovered was escarole, but was otherwise pretty good. My favorite was the “Bosco,” which had classic tomato sauce, mozzarella, and mushrooms!
Georgetown Cupcakes: Y’all had to have seen this coming when I mentioned we were in the Georgetown area. Obviously! You really haven’t explored D.C. enough if you haven’t been to Georgetown cupcakes. Their cupcakes were delicious as expected, but they definitely could have doubled the amount of icing if it were up to me. We ordered the chocolate peppermint, Christmas sugar cookie, and butterscotch cheesecake. See? Real proof that the holidays are still in full swing, even after Christmas. I’m also surprised that there weren’t that many people when we went… we easily found a table and were able to snap some pretty nice pictures without being crushed by waves of people.
Christmas dinner: Last but not least, our lovely little Christmas dinner! Made by the coolest uncle ever, and enjoyed with the best family ever. Featuring juicy, oven-roasted steak, with a side of soup and salad. Side dishes included roasted butternut squash, potatoes, and brussel sprouts. Not pictured, but dessert was tiramisu from Trader Joe’s!! Best meal ever.
Once again, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. I’ll actually see y’all one more time before New Year’s with one more recipe to wrap up 2017!!