You are what you eat

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I don't know about you, but for me Christmas is all about the food. I love it. I love whatever anyone wants to make. Since this Christmas was a little different for us (we didn't travel anywhere...not even up the street to my parents or down the hill to Todd's parents) we had a little bit of non-traditional food on Christmas Eve, and a more traditional meal on Christmas Day. For your pleasure, our menus:

Christmas Eve:

  • beef enchiladas (with enchilada sauce and nacho cheese right out of the jar, Pace brand)

  • Spanish rice (out of the box)

  • refried beans (straight from the can, but for fancyness, we warmed them on the stove top, instead of in the microwave)

  • beer leftover from the party on Monday night

Christmas day:


  • Lucky Charms (only because I forgot to buy sausage so we couldn't make the overnight egg casserole. The only way my kids would have even eaten egg casserole is if it had sausage in it to distract from the eggs.)

Late Lunch:

  • Prime Rib (it was so yummy, Todd did an excellent job thanks to his talking thermometer/remote thingy he got for Christmas last year that told him while we were opening gifts that the meat was finished)

  • Horseradish Potato Gratin (recipe from Real was the first time I made it and it was delish!)

  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (yes, they are from Rachel Ray, but really, they ARE delicious!)

  • Rhodes rolls (I even cut them up and made Cloverleaf style)

  • Texas Potatoes (for the kiddos. If you don't make these, you need to. Hash brown shreds, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, onion, sour cream...HEAVENLY!)

  • Delicious cherry chocolate brownie cheesecake stuff....mmmmm.

  • Home made pumpkin pie with real whipped cream

For a late snack while we were working on the Christmas puzzle, we had coffee with these Rolo thingies. It was the perfect end to a great day! (Until the kids asked what was for dinner at 5:30!)


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That cartoon is hysterical!

And you are right about the food. It's what makes the holidays special, especially when you aren't with extended family.

OMG- we had a turducken one year. One word. BARF.

However, it was worth a million laughs as my sister announced that the "turd" was done cooking.