It was a day of indulgence with my family on Christmas.
Christmas Breakfast Casserole
We have a Christmas breakfast tradition that I adore. I assemble a breakfast casserole on Christmas Eve and store it in the fridge. On Christmas morning, I pop it in the oven. As it cooks, we open our presents with the boys. (This year, we waited a long time for it as they worked to solve their Christmas Quest.) But there it was, hot and waiting for us, by the time we were ready.
Dan’s PB&J Bird’s Nest Cookies
Do cookies count as lunch? My son Dan made bird’s nest cookies for the first time, giving a twist to my husband’s grandmother’s recipe by making them with peanut butter and jelly, one of his all-time favorite meals.
Rack of Lamb with Potatoes and Asparagus
I was very ambitious this year, trying three new recipes, instead of choosing the ham and side dishes I usually serve.
I served rack of lamb, twice-baked potatoes, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.
It was very decadent, but so special and delicious. I think I found a new Christmas dinner tradition!
I failed at my attempt to make a chocolate souffle, one of the tasks on my 101 things list. I could not get peaks to form on my egg whites, so we ended up with chocolate cake instead of a light, airy souffle. (It was still tasty.)
I’ll have to try again, though. I’m thinking cheese souffle.
(UPDATE: Sometimes redemption is cheesy)