I'm back in NYC and Christmas feels like ages ago, but I wanted to post pics from the holidays! We continued our tradition of Christmas Eve dinner at my grandma's house-per usual the night ended with all 20+ of us wearing paper crowns and reading jokes from our holiday poppers! Christmas day we headed to family friends for a marathon of eating/drinking. I was in charge of the meal this year and had so much fun cooking in a big fancy kitchen! We also experimented with fancy holiday cocktails, who knew bacon and rum went so well together?? Well who am I kidding, everything is better with bacon!
|Christmas Eve at Grandma's|
|A couple of years ago my mom forwent the real tree-I'm finally coming around to her vintage inspired Christmas|
|Remember my post on Ira Yeager at the Swanson Sip Shoppe? Mom had her very own under the tree this year, and from Ira himself!|
|Candied bacon and pear cocktails!|
|My sparkle apron-made cooking even more fun!|
|My sous chef for the evening, and bartender!|
|Christmas feast! Beef Wellington, Brussels sprouts with golden raisins and pecans, and truffle mac and cheese!|
|My first Cheesecake-total success! I used this recipe but cut the salt in half, it was plenty salty!|
|Perfect end to a perfect night!|
It's sufficient to say that after all this eating I am detoxing in the month of January! More pics to come of New Years celebrations and more time at home!