So I watched a cooking show with Gordon Ramsey and decided that I am totally reality show worthy (HA! HA! HA!) and could make Beef Wellington. Ever had it before? I've only had it once, and never made it so it was definitely new. It's basically a high quality beef fillet, covered in a paste made with onions and mushrooms, then wrapped in prosciutto, and THEN wrapped in puff pastry. YES. Just yes. If you want to make it, this recipe was really helpful.
I also set some kind of record for including butter in every single dish. I'm pretty proud of that. On the menu next to the Beef Wellington: cooked carrots (in butter and brown sugar) green been almandine (with almonds toasted in butter and lemon juice) and roasted potatoes, pearl onions and garlic (roasted in, um...butter).
There may have been a tipple or two in the mix for the last couple of days as well. A little wine, and a little Baileys....
Some gifts were had, and we opened presents from each other on Christmas eve. Mostly because I couldn't wait any more. Stockings were kept until morning though. Traditions! I couldn't have asked for a better day, honestly.
|The cats loved their presents too...|
|And hubby loved his stocking filled with chocolate!|
So...what did you guys eat for Christmas? Turkey, ham, pasta? Any special dishes that go on your table each year?
There are no real dishes that I eat each year. Usually we have a turkey or a goose, but I wanted to try something a little different since it feels like we just had Thanksgiving! And of course...raspberry crumble for dessert. Yum.
Best present this year? Either given or received?
Best receive = a really sweet card and framed photo of my marathon finish from hubs. Best given = a disaster. I bought hubby a new video game but it was the wrong region for his Xbox. Whoops!