I kicked off December with an excursion downtown to a new favorite restaurant, Milk&Honey Café and then to the Holiday Renegade Craft Fair with two friends. I had Orange Brioche French Toast on my mind. Just saying it makes my mouth water. It was so light with just a hint of orange flavor. Delightful.
Later in the week I took the train downtown with a friend to see the Christkindlemarket in Daley Plaza. Apparently it is quite authentic and comparable to real German markets. I wouldn't know. This was only my second year to go down. Something about it reminds me of Grandpa and Grandma Burnson. They have a lot of those wooden windmills like the one on GP&GM's coffee table--the ones you light a candle under and hope it doesn't go up in flames watch it spin and the people go 'round. I used to love that. They also have a lot of beer steins like the ones in GP's study. I think they would enjoy this market.
In true Chicago fashion, it was so cold! And windy! Thankfully we both remembered to buy HotHands * this year, which kept our hands nice and toasty. The rest of my body was pretty numb though. After we finished at the market, we went a few blocks away to look at the windows at Macy's. It was fun to see them, but by that time we were freezing and they weren't good enough to stand around and look at. We hurried back to the station, of course stopping to get a hot chocolate from Starbucks on the way.
Well, I'll stop here for now. Hopefully pictures will come with this. I don't think I am doing it right though.
*Check this link, tell me what you think 'body areas' are...