Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Reason#1: Christmas Jammies
Reason #2: It's gingerbread house decorating time.
Somebody got into the candy...
So, we sent him to bed and the adults got serious.
Before (notice that Boston had a little Christmas snack):
(We invited some of our most artistic friends to help.)
Raise your hand if you've already eaten too much sugar this Christmas.  
*Raising hand*

Great!  Well, let's not stop now...


SWEET POTATO PIE: Here's a traditional southern pie that I made over Thanksgiving and plan to make at least once more before 2012. Sweet Potato Pie 

INA'S APPLESAUCE: The smell of the apples and citrus in the oven reminds me of the holidays.  Barefoot Contessa sure knows how to make a good applesauce.

MASHED POTATOES:  Last year, my company held a potluck lunch.  One guy brought mashed potatoes, which sounds easy enough.  Turns out, these taters were the bomb-diggidy and everyone in the company now has a killer recipe.  And now, you do too:
1 bag red potatoes
Sea salt (to taste)
1/2 Qt. heavy whipping cream
1 stick unsalted butter
4 Tblsp. sour cream
1.  Boil water in stock pot.
2.  Peel and wash potatoes.  Cut into cubes.  Boil for 30-35 minutes.
3.  Use potato ricer to mash potatoes.  Much less work.
4.  Mix in butter, cream, salt, sour cream, chives.


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