Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eats

As mom is recovering (thanks for all the well-wishes!!), we stayed home this year and had a very nice, relaxing Christmas. I had a great time preparing the holiday meals, which weren't too extravagant, just included some of the favorites. Today will just be the pictures, I'll feature the family recipes soon!

Christmas Eve Dinner




Shrimp- Dad's tradition




and a parfait!
I made some French Vanilla Mousse from a box, cooked down some blueberries to make a sauce, and layered the two with blackberries and pomegranate arils. Very yummy, and a nice way to end the night.

everything was SOOOO good, i did a happy dance at the table :)



Christmas Dinner



and...

CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!
As requested by mom, I made:







Christmas Oatmeal Cookies (with craisins and white chips sub'd for the cherries)

Don't be surprised if i don't do too much baking for awhile... :) Hope everyone had a wonderful couple days with loved ones as 2008 comes to a close!!!

24 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, your Christmas was quite delectable!! I'm particularly enticed by the Cardamom Roasted Beets & Carrots, Sweet Potato Salad, and allllll those baked goods!! :-D

jenngirl said...

Those look like some amazing meals you've enjoyed in the past two days. No suprise you need a cooking break! Glad you enjoyed the holidays :)

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Everything looks delicious! Can't wait to see the recipes.

loveofoats.com said...

love all your festive and homemade dishes - glad you had a great holiday!

Krista said...

What a delectable post! I'm hungry all over again!! :)

eatingbender said...

Wow, everything looks incredible! I don't blame you for not wanting to bake for a while ;o) I hope your mom is doing well!

healthy ashley said...

Holy cow I am drooling! Obviously the cooking skills run int he family!

Hannah said...

Wow, sounds like quite a feast!

Best wishes for the holidays and new year to you and your loved ones, too! :)

alexandra's kitchen said...

Pierogies Pieorgies Pierogies Pieorgies Pierogies Pieorgies Pierogies Pieorgies Pierogies Pieorgies Pierogies Pieorgies!! I can't wait for the recipe. Merry Christmas! What a feast.

Bridget said...

All your food looks so amazing! Your dad makes some mean looking shrimp and I can't wait to see what's in that soup from the first picture. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas at home with your family :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

your Christmas meal look amazing! So many delicious food..I bet you and your family enjoyed a lot! :D

Meg said...

It all looks so delicious! Enjoy your time with the family!

glidingcalm said...

wow! what amazing looking eats! esp. the shrimp and ham!!

yum! glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

happy Weekend!!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I mae those snowball things too! They're so addictive, no?

Erica said...

oh my gosh- look at all of that incredible food! I cannot wait to see some of those recipes.

Fitnessista said...

everything looks so good!!
pierogies?!? my friend renee is polish and loves those things.. she keeps telling me she's going to make some for us. even though i do not like potatoes, i think i would like them :D
hope you have a great day!

Reeni said...

Everything looks spectacular and so delicious!! I'm really looking forward to the recipes!

Dawn said...

WOW! What a spread! I know you're in boston...I'm going to have to find out where as this spread is amazing. My sister used to have a place in harvard sq. during her days at harvard...That vanilla glaze, those flourless pb blossoms...I could die!
Really nice.

Sara said...

Everything looks amazing, especially that ham! Glad you had a good holiday.

Bobbi said...

mmmmmm I want all that food!

Mrs. LC said...

That parfait looked delicious! You have some really interesting and fun looking eats! (The glaze on the ham sounded good too!). :) Hope you had a great Christmas!

lauren said...

wow - great eats! cant wait for the pierogi recipe!

seejessrun said...

Looks delicious! Glad your mom is recovering.

runningwithfood.com said...

Whoa ... you weren't kidding about the cookies! They all look fabulous!!

I'm glad to hear you had a nice Christmas ... yes, I'm still catching up on my reading!

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