With my older son home from college, Christmas was more special than ever, and I cooked up a festive meal to celebrate.
As with our long-standing tradition, I threw an already-assembled breakfast casserole into the oven when we awoke, and it baked while we opened our Christmas presents.
We didn’t have lunch, but we broke out the fudge for our first-ever Fudgestravaganza. We’d put molten fudge into ramekins the day before and mixed in various treats for six different types of fudge: caramel, fruit and nut, toffee, white chocolate, marshmallow, and plain.
There’s a winter heat wave now in Connecticut, and instead of sub-freezing temperatures and piles of snow, we had green grass and a day in the 60s, so we hopped out and played a set of doubles tennis together, just the thing to work up an appetite for dinner!
Christmas day tennis outside in Connecticut: exhilarating!
For Christmas dinner, I served lasagna; roasted pears; and fennel, red onion, and orange salad. I make pasta all the time, but hadn’t made lasagna in years.
The roasted pears were stuffed with blue cheese, cranberries, and walnuts, and served over arugula. I liked them, but they were not a hit with the boys. They sure are pretty, though, right?
The roasted fennel, red onion, and orange salad was tasty, and I liked how it contrasted with the rich lasagna.
Our Christmas cocktail was a Moscow Mule. My husband and I had both given the hammered copper mugs that the drink is traditionally served in to each other as a present. Kismet.
Wishing all of you a happy and healthy holiday season.
Years of Christmas past:
- What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It
- A Christmas Quest: Solve the Riddles to Find Your Present
- What I Ate on Christmas: Rack of Lamb and an Almost-Souffle
- Grandma’s Bird’s Nest Cookies
- Oh, bring us a figgy pudding: We set a new caroling world record
- Goodnight Moon, Goodnight iPad
- 10 Favorite Ornaments
- What I Ate on Christmas: Filet Mignon, Carrots, and Souffle
- Abstract lights
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