Advent 2012 – Days 7, 8 and 9

I am behind. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. This past weekend I had planned on going to Niagara Falls to spend some time with Misty. I found out on Friday that my mum was sick, so I decided to go up a day early to keep her company and make dinner for her and her husband. I made maple Dijon chicken, roasted potatoes and parmesan roasted cauliflower. I did suffer a small injury while making dinner, but my mum assures me that my finger nail will grow back. Here’s hoping.

Before we sat down for dinner I opened beer 7, Shock Top Belgian White. It was nice, fresh and crisp. Ive actually had it before, and it makes a nice summer beer.

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Saturday, before I went to Misty’s place, I made some spinach and artichoke dip and opened beer 8, Russian Imperial Stout. This is the first beer in three years that I have not been able to finish. It was very strong. I like dark beers, and I like stouts, but this was a little more than I could handle. It seems to be the opinion of most people I spoke to, even though Rob seemed to really like it.

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On Sunday I spent some time with my nephew Nicholas before I made the drive back to my place. I had a pretty relaxing afternoon. I was exhausted from being up late with my mother, then up early with Nico. I made some chili and cornbread and opened beer number 9.

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Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale was great! Probably one of my favourites so far and it went really well with my chili!

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