Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wednesday Fun #13 - Holiday Food

Ok, did you have some extra-yummy goodies for a Christmas meal? Or a great food or cooking gift in your stocking from Santa? I'm proud of myself for making a delish Christmas dinner last night of stuffed chicken breasts (from an Italian meat market), criss-cross potatoes, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, and orange-cranberry relish. Yum! Also, I finally got the lemon zester which I requested from Santa last year. Hey, better late than never.

So, what holiday food stories do you have to share?


Syl said...

Woman, where do you find the time? The energy? The time???

Ms. Huis Herself said...

It was a fluke brought on by a) Penguin taking a long nap, b) Pumpkin playing outside with Daddy, and c) being home and not having to run around to see ANY side of the family.

Also, you'll notice the chicken was store-bought and only required baking, the potatoes took _maybe_ ten minutes of prep before getting tossed in the oven, the relish required merely tossing a eighthed (unpeeled) orange, a bag of cranberries, and, oh, yae much sugar and a double slosh of oj into the blender. So the only thing that took much prep was the mushrooms, which I began earlier in the day, and even those don't take much hand-on time.

But yeah, I did figure I was being too ambitious with that menu, and was prepared to chuck either the relish or mushrooms if time didn't allow. However, between the nap and the playing outside it all worked out. So, yay!

Happy Veggie said...

Skirt steak stuff with blue cheese and walnuts, brussel sprouts with dijon dressing, garlic mashed potatoes with blue cheese gravy, mixed green salad with cranberries and pecans. Seriously one of the best holiday meals I've ever done, and I do a good turkey. Not much work either, especially when someone else did the potatoes for me.

Pusher said...

Our Christmas meal was, like our Christmas Day, really low-key and cozy. Thanks to Ms. Huis I now know that I like squash soup (believe me, this was a shock), so I made a butternut squash-potato chowder (recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma via SVB and his lovely wife). Not a special meal by any means, but exactly the right meal for the day.

Happy Veggie said...

Sad as it may seem in this day and age, I think any meal that you make from scratch with love is special.