25 December 2009

A Christmas Feast:

If nothing else, in our house, Christmas means the best food of the whole, entire year. We're not really Thanksgiving people so we lavish our kitchen love on Christmas Eve and Day. The results tend to be pretty memorable.

 If it's alright with you I'll go in chronological order:

Christmas Eve is for appetizers, champagne, and magic.

Here we have tomato bruschetta
Recipe from Big Girls Small Kitchen (inspired Julie & Julia)
Verdict: Oh my lord these are a mess. A garlic-y, delicious, perfect-beyond-words mess.

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Recipe from: A Grandmother at an event I cocktailed for last week. She was slightly tipsy and shared her secret with me, "It's ALL about the chutney. Use chutney, dear, NOT jam."
Verdict: Yum. If you've had baked brie, it tastes like that. If you haven't, run to the store and get baking!

Christmas Day is for eating, laughing, smiling, and drafting thank you notes.

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
Verdict: Easy! Easy to make and easy to eat! 

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
Verdict: Rich and cheesecake-y good. This was my first cheesecake and certainly a welcomed addition to the 2009 Kitchen Projects. 

Not pictured, by still great:

Happy Holidays, from my home to your's!

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