Archive for the ‘Holiday Cooking’ Category

A Nice Christmas

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! We did. :-) Besides the orange french toast in the morning, we had a nice little standing rib roast with some roasted carrots and brussels sprouts. Emma got to gnaw on the bone for part of her ...

Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, December 24th, 2010

For Christmas Eve dinner, we steam some crab and make bacon wrapped shrimp. It's a delicious and easy celebratory meal :-) Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Serves 4 as an entrée (about 10 shrimp per person) or 12 as an appetizer (about 3 shrimp per person) 1 pound easy peel ...

Christmas Socks

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

These are the socks I wore Friday in honor of our big office holiday potluck. I'm part of the Rewards and Recognition Committee, and we planned this party on a very small budget. We got a lot of complements though, and the party went very well. For ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a blessed holiday season!      

Easy Cornbread Stuffing

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

This is the stuffing that Shaun grew up with, so it holds a special place for him. We don't make it every year, but we did this one :-) It was a bit too buttery for us after eating fairly healthy for so long, so next time ...

Cider Brined Turkey

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Yet another recipe inspired by Central Market. I combined a couple of their recipes and my own stand-by recipe to get quite an impressive bird :-) We still prefer my stand-by, but this was a fun experiment. The cider led the skin to brown quite ...

Whiskey Glazed Carrots

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

This recipe is via Ree, of The Pioneer Woman. I had a half pound of fresh baby carrots from last week's CSA box to use, and this was a good recipe to use 'em up. I scaled way down, of course - I only used about 1 tbsp ...

A Celebratory Dinner

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Shaun had his last final of his first year of law school yesterday, so we had a celebratory dinner tonight - grilled thin cut ribeye steak, steamed king crab, sauteed mushrooms, and steamed zucchini. Yum!

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

For our Easter dinner, I roasted a small rack of lamb that I got at Costco. They have great high quality meat for a steal, and while most things we can't use up fast enough, the lamb comes in perfect quantities. Tender lamb really requires just the simplest ...

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I usually make my corned beef and veggies in the crockpot, but today I did them on the stovetop, since I wouldn't be home to put in the veggies at the halfway point. It turned out just as good. I also baked my soda bread, which was good as always. I ...