12.29.2010

Christmas Eve Dinner

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all had a blessed, lovely time. My Christmas was spent without my or my husband's family, and thus, grossly overcompensated with food. Despite the fact that I was still experiencing a great deal of pain from getting my wisdom teeth out (ugh), I was determined to make a feast on Christmas Eve! My dinner consisted of:

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Popovers with Gruyere
Lemon & Proscuitto Stuffed Pork Loin Roast
Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower
Potato Parmesan Pave
Chocolate Fallen Souffle Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

Yummy feast food!
Everything came out incredibly well, except for the Potato Parmesan Pave. I have bad luck with fancy potato dishes, further driving home the point that I should just stick with my one true love - mashed potatoes. The parmesan in the dish really stood out way too much against the other flavors and it sort of tasted like feet. Blech! Maybe it would be better with a different kind of cheese, but that recipe was definitely not my favorite.

On the other hand, I seriously think the Chocolate Cake was one of the best things I've ever made. Period. It is delicious! And pretty easy, even for a novice baker. If you love chocolate (and I mean LOVE, it's soooo rich), you need to try this :)

On Christmas Day, Keith and I went over to Nick & Rachel's and they made a delicious spread for us. We had lamb, cous cous, green beans, baked crab rangoon, homemade sangria, YUM! And I brought over my Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, as well as more of the delicious cake for dessert. Seriously good eating!

Overall, we had a lovely Christmas and we enjoyed our time together. Next year, though, I think we'll be in MI celebrating with the fam :)

Merry Christmas!

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