27 December 2012
I swear, I am getting something posted today.
So hi! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. We saw a whirlwind of family and friends in Michigan, and then topped it off with ten hours of travel on Christmas day. After the last stage of the journey (which consisted of car, bus, plane, train, train, and train) we walked up to the only thing open--CVS--and got frozen pizza and wine for our Christmas dinner. Hooray!
Our big family dinner went off with only the most minor of hitches. The menu, which needed to satisfy children, omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans, went as follows:
- Rib roast with sour cream horseradish sauce
- White bean and butternut squash soup
- Green salad with homemade dijon red wine vinaigrette
- Lentils vinaigrette
- Peas, endive, and pearl onions
- Mashed potatoes with garlic poached in olive oil
- Pears braised in coffee syrup with shaved chocolate
Recipes and discussion to follow. It was a very long day of cooking, but we did it. Hooray x2!
I spent the next two days eating leftover mashed potatoes with sour cream horseradish sauce and lentils vinaigrette for breakfast. Then we came home, where I sat on the couch and exhaustedly played puzzle games for a full day, and then tried valiantly to catch up on my feed backlog of 632 posts. And here we are.
More to come on our big dinner in the near future. Hope your holiday feasts went well!