In what I would consider a very quintessential December holiday weekend, Michael and I managed to squeeze quite a bit of festive fun into just a few days. On Friday evening we started out with drinks (and of course, the bread & butter!) at Central Provisions before heading up to the MECA holiday sale. It’s been really fun to watch that sale grow over the years and to see so many members of Portland’s community out supporting the school and the artists.
On Saturday morning we did some work around the house before venturing out into the rainy weather to take care of some holiday errands around the Old Port. We came home craving Christmas cookies, so we decided to whip up these delicious (and easy) Mexican wedding cookies to snack on while we watching Scrooged on Netflix. The majority of our Sunday was spent researching and shopping for a new refrigerator, which is very overwhelming and not nearly as exciting as it might sound. We did, however, manage to salvage what was mostly a meh day by breaking out our new Kitchenaid pasta attachment and trying our hands at rolling our very own farfalle with a tasty butternut squash sauce. It was the perfect meal to enjoy while watching my favorite holiday movie.
All photos taken by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.