Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Feastivals

Alternate Title: Why I'd Fail at Being a Vegetarian

Our Christmas Eve Dinner menu:

Blue cheese crusted fillet mignon w/ carmelized vidalia onions
Red wine/balsamic reduction sauce
Parmesan risotto
Creamed spinach
Mixed greens salad w/ pecans, blue cheese crumbles, craisins, diced apple
Homemade honey dijon dressing
crescent rolls

Then it was time for church.

After Emily went to sleep, we happily devoured Santa's plate of cookies before going to bed ourselves.

In the morning presents were opened, cinnamon rolls were consumed, and 1,000 pictures were taken and posted online for the grandparents.

Christmas Day Dinner Menu:

Roasted turkey (making up for not cooking on Thanksgiving this year)
Yukon Gold smashed potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ dried apricots
Another mixed green salad w/ the same toppings
Homemade french bread

Oh the carnage
And we had a white Christmas in Atlanta! Unbelievable and so pretty.

Snow is awesome when I have no where else to be. M returned to work on Sunday, but his flight was delayed for hours because of the weather. He called to let me know, and we got to have another round of holiday eats. This time picnic style at the the airport. I heated everything at home and then packed it up in an insulated carrier. We met in the atrium food court and got to spend a little extra time together. Best meal I ever ate in an airport.

With bellies that are about to burst, now it's time to go back on our diets return to our regular lifestyle. I hope your Christmas was as bountiful as ours.

Was there anything special you treated yourself to over the holiday?


  1. Although I'm vegan now, I can recognize a good meal when I see one :D. You guys had some good stuff!

  2. Awww, I love that you guys had a picnic at the airport! So cool!

  3. All of the pictures of your food are making me really hungry for a good steak dinner with mashed potatoes and salad! But I need to restrain myself for a while, because I've been indulging in tons of sweets this holiday season... something I don't normally do a lot of. We're talking peppermint ice cream, peanut brittle, and cookies. Yikes. :)

  4. It's the the little things like impromptu dinner at the airport that make me feel better about our decision to live in base. It wasn't an easy choice!

    Mmm, peppermint ice cream. I can't believe I passed that up at the supermarket. I didn't photograph the ridiculous amount of chocolate and cookies in our house. The meat and veggies were the only thing keeping us from going into hyperglycemic shock.

  5. I have to say, my big indulgence this year was prime rib. OMG. My mom's prime rib is ridiculous! I love it.

    Your pictures are awesome! It's funny to think that both Atlanta and Chicago had white Christmases :-)

  6. Although I'm vegan now, I can recognize a good meal when I see one :D. You guys had some good stuff!