Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 holiday recap

the holiday season came and went, and as always we celebrated with homemade treats, excellent meals, and lots of love. 

here's a recap of all the holiday goodness of 2013 (and a bit of 2014).

homemade treats 
[some of which i forgot to photograph but all of which were packaged, delivered, and shared]
* chocolate bourbon truffles
* crunchy peppermint bark
* cherry pistachio granola bites
* coconut almond caramel corn
* gingerbread caramel corn
* chocolate-coffee rice krispies with almonds and cherries
* cranberry-orange-almond biscotti
* chocolate-dipped almond-walnut biscotti
* walnut-cranberry biscotti
* lemon bars

lots of lattes
[park slope places: kos kaffe roasting house & cafe regular du nord]

cronut and doughnuts
[cronut thanks to steph and tower research. doughnuts from doughnut plant.]
* chocolate-champagne cronut
* triple chocolate cake doughnut, cashew-orange blossom doughseed, creme brulee doughseed

christmas eve dinner
[prepared in my mom's fancy new kitchen]
* chicken liver pate with sage, apple, and thyme (served w runner+stone baguettes)
* spinach soup
* mixed herb salad with roasted beets and green goddess dressing
* braised brussels sprouts with bacon
* mashed potatoes
* butter sauteed corn
* roast turkey with gravy
* dessert: frozen black bottom peppermint pie

christmas dinner
[prepared by sean's mom and aunts]
hors d'oeuvres: cheese and crackers, crudites, kielbasa with dijon mustard, shrimp scampi
* mixed greens salad
* cranberry-walnut bread
* green bean casserole
* sauteed green beans
* sweet potato mash and mashed potatoes
* roasted veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
* prime rib
* dessert: gencarelli's chocolate layer cake, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and chocolate chip cookies

out to eat
[in addition to A LOT of slices ::cough cough:: sean ::cough cough:: there were quite a few memorable meals]
* al di la: farro salad, seppia and oxtail, casunziei, garganelli with oxtail ragu

* joe's shanghai: pork soup dumplings (duh!)

* sottocasa: tagliere (the focaccia was exceptionally good), barbabietole (beet salad), three pizze: margherita, reginella, verdure, tiramisu

[no words necessary. just love <3]

(even the kitties were feeling the love)

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