right now i am planning my thanksgiving menu. i have taken a lot of my inspiration from bon appétit zine this month....there were so many tasty looking recipes! i have also been searching on my favorite blogs for inspiration. i can't wait to reveal what i have up my sleeve.....
for now, i will leave you with a few pics i took while we were away. on our way to lajitas for the wedding, we stopped overnight at the historic gage hotel in marathon, texas. the restaurant at the hotel is café cenizo...it was great - we totally cleaned our plates! we shared the pan roasted char with haricot vert and a wonderful cream sauce and the pan roasted scallops with prosciutto pesto cream. yummm!!!!
after dinner we headed over to the white buffalo bar....i'm pretty sure it's the only bar in the town (which is very tiny) it was great - and (after a few glasses of pinot noir) i have a crush on a big ol' white buffalo! what? like you've never kissed a buffalo?!?
sadly, that was all the good food we had in marathon. we decided to skip the hotel breakfast and venture out. there was a little bakery nearby and after perusing my options, i decided to pass on the fried pies knowing that i would have my fair share of sweets at the wedding, and get a simple piece of zucchini bread. it would have been great i'm sure if it wasn't raw. i was really hungry. oh well. bygones. i was more interested in getting on the road to lajitas anyways. it was a beautiful weekend, with an amazing wedding! i didn't take any pics of our food there.... i kept forgetting my digital camera every time i left the room. i had borrowed a friend's 35mm to take some real film shots!
i do suggest taking the trip out to good ol' west texas and stopping in big bend nat'l park if you have the time! it was a great escape.