What I Ate on Christmas

For the last few years, we’ve been having extra special meals on Christmas day. My sons are now teenagers, and as we’ve let go of some traditions that we had when they were little boys, we’ve also grown to appreciate spending time together relaxing and celebrating.

painting with light

Brunch

Christmas breakfast casserole

We continued our tradition of having a breakfast casserole (with sausage, croutons, and cheese) on Christmas morning. I assembled it on Christmas Eve, so I just had to pop it in the oven in the morning. This was the first year that we all slept in and had a late breakfast after opening presents. (I remember the days when we would bargain with them to get to sleep in until at least 5 a.m.)

Dinner

Cooking Christmas dinner collage

We had a fantastic Christmas dinner. We received some beautiful filet mignon as a Christmas gift. I served it with homemade Worcestershire sauce, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, and bourbon-glazed carrots. I had never cooked filet mignon before, and–wow!–this was a delicious meal.

Filet mignon Christmas dinner table

Macaroni and cheese, bourbon glazed carrots, and broccoli

Filet Mignon Christmas dinner plate

Refreshment

I made homemade limoncello for the first time, and it made for a festive refreshment. I steeped lemon peels in grain alcohol for about a week, strained it, and combined it with a simple syrup.

Homemade limoncello collage

Dessert

Last Christmas, I tried to make chocolate soufflés, but they didn’t rise, and I ended up with still tasty, but dense chocolate cakes. This year, they rose into these light, rich desserts.

chocolate souffle

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Blurred Christmas tree lights

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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6 Responses to What I Ate on Christmas

  1. Beautiful eats! Hope you had a blessed Christmas!
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  2. Abby says:

    This all looks SO good! I better not let my family see this…

  3. Karen says:

    Marcy, you are one of my favorite people that I had the opportunity to cross cyber paths with in 2013. I love the way you approach your life – especially how you turn fears into opportunities. Congrats on completing your 101 in 1001. I hope 2014 is chock full of new adventures for you and your family.
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    • Marcy says:

      Thanks so much, Karen. I am excited to see what’s around the corner for me now that my list is done. Best of luck to you and yours in 2014 as well.

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