I actually don't care for a lot of "holiday" food.
I don't like stuffing--let's be honest folks, it's soggy bread.
I don't like yams that are full of sugar and covered in marshmallows--if you're gonna eat a yam or a sweet potato, just treat it like a potato! Don't try to mask its taste with all that extra stuff.
I only like cranberries if they are from fresh berries. Cannot stand that canned stuff.
I don't like green bean casserole or any other casserole that has a cream-of-X soup in it or is covered with those crispy fried onion bits stuff.
I don't like ham a lot of time--unless it's a really expensive kind. If it's the kind from the regular market it's just got a strange texture and squeaks on my teeth.
But, I LOVE the holidays. So I have to do my own thing. One thing I adore is Christmas breakfast. I love breakfast in general, which is not cereal. Cereal is a great snack. Breakfast is warm and buttery and requires a fork. Christmas breakfast especially. The oven must be turned on. And it should take a good long time to eat it, while we sip coffee or tea and watch the sun move across the window.
|Fruit Parfait (fruit, angel food cake, fruit dip)|
Cinnamon Toast (from Trader Joe's)
Baked Egg in Ham Cup with Fontina and Dill
|Beef Wellington with Red Wine Sauce|
(Gana and I had a good cut of meat,
but the kids' I made with ground beef.)
Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
|Served up with a Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Eggnog Shortbread Trifle, AKA a little bit o' heaven|