Wishing you a wonderful holiday from our family to yours.
Enjoy and Exhale!
Sorry for the silence.
We’ve also been running millions of errands and cleaning the house.
My family is coming to visit for Christmas. My mom and brother arrive tonight and Sarah is heading up on the train tomorrow afternoon. A full house means lots and lots of cleaning. I’m seriously considering shaving both pets (just kidding!). House guests also means grocery shopping and food prep for 5 instead of 2. Much harder than I imagined, especially for 3 people I don’t live with and don’t really know their tastes.
We’ve planned for a lot of food, some of which I’m sure will be vetoed by my unconsulted family, but here’s our tentative plan for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners.
Turkey for the meat eaters with cranberry sauce.
This root vegetable hash from a few months back, yum!
Spinach salad with candied pecans, dried cherries and crumbled blue cheese
Michael’s mom Linda’s roasted brussel sprouts and grapes
For dessert, we’re attempting Jacques Pepin’s Chocolate Soufflè which happens to be naturally gluten-free.
Brown sugar glazed ham for the meat eaters
Pumpkin, spinach mashed potatoes from here. I’ve made this a bunch of times, it’s amazing. If you’re still looking for a potato dish to serve I strongly suggest this one.
Shredded brussel sprout and kale salad topped with a garlic vinaigrette and pecorino
Roasted carrots with tahini sauce
For dessert my mom’s famous green cookies!
I’m very much looking forward to some family time, eating good food, drinking a little wine by the fire and hopefully enjoying my first white Christmas.
Wishing you a peaceful, happy holiday filled with sweetness and love.
Enjoy and Exhale!