For two days and one unbelievable night we were all tucked in, our young adult children in their childhood beds.
Cooked up a storm and fed our souls.
Christmas Eve we covered the table in newspaper, drank way too much wine, not really, and had crab legs and lamb lollipops and salad. Cookies and more wine in the living room for dessert.
Christmas morning/afternoon it was champagne and bloodies, ham and eggs with a side of bacon, of course. Incredible home-made pancakes, thank you Ruth Reichl, roasted asparagus, and fresh berries.
Christmas dinner I did what was easy, beef tenderloin, roasted red potatoes and pan sautéed tomatoes, spinach salad with toasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and crumbled blue cheese. Keeping the red and green going we did brussels sprouts and beets, finished with a little black cherry balsamic vinegar. Dessert was Monnie’s baklava, with real whipped cream and a small scoop of Peppermint Bark Gelato.
Clearly not sure what I’m more passionate about beyond the family, good clothes or good food?
We believe, and hope that you and yours are enjoying a magical holiday season.
Yes, after a month of sequins, taffeta, and high-heeled boots, I wore rips with bare-feet for two nights in a row, and even had my knees up at the table. Oh, what a ride.
Sending love out there. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight. Let the spirit carry us all through to the New Year. xoxo