We had another fun season of special meals this year! Here’s a wrap-up of the feasts we enjoyed…
We started the holiday season with a typical Thanksgiving dinner, followed by an epic six pies for dessert:
On Christmas Eve we had our annual “pick out dinner.” Ryan chose Velveeta/Rotel dip, I picked my favorite jalapeno popper spread, Turkey asked for deviled eggs, Bunny wanted cream cheese stuffed peppers, Moose chose mozzarella sticks, Ladybug asked for cucumber sandwiches, and I picked red and green Goldfish crackers for Chickadee. Plus, we had the standard buffalo Chex mix, carrots, finger Jell-o in Christmas colors and shapes, and a cheese, cracker, and summer sausage plate. (We had Jesus’ birthday cake for dessert after church that night.)
Our fancy Christmas dinner was held the day after Christmas, when Ryan’s parents could join us. The star of the meal was a pork crown roast. We also had stuffing, cranberries, and roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and brussels sprouts:
The Christmas desserts were a rustic apple-pear pie with French vanilla ice cream and cream puffs:
On New Year’s Eve, I made French onion soup in my new soup crocks:
We didn’t have a Christmas tea party this year, but we did have a New Year’s Eve hot chocolate bar!
I made our traditional New Year’s Day dinner of pork roast, along with a cherry-pineapple Jell-o salad, twice-baked potatoes, and roast carrots and brussels sprouts, with a chocolate peppermint trifle for dessert:
The final feast of the holiday season is always Ryan’s birthday/Epiphany. This year, he chose fish tacos with a spicy cabbage slaw, and Guinness cake for dessert:
The time of feasting is over for now, but I’m sure we have plenty of special family meals in our future!