This years’ Christmas marked the first of many new experiences:
in laws meeting for the first time
first dinner party
first attempt at a three course dessert
cutting a ham
serving gluten and dairy free foods to the masses
I had started planning this event months in advance and had nailed down a Christmas Menu back in October. At the end of the night my 13 year old cousin said “If there’s ever a famine… I’m coming to your house” and then she passed out on the living room floor. That to me signaled success.
Our journey began with setting the white balance…
Prepping the table (which took hours)…
Searching, smiling, and dicing…
Measuring, prepping, baking, timing, eating (which I didn’t get to do much of what with being in the kitchen ALL night) and ended with hours of cleaning.
Images from top left: bacon wrapped figs & tofu miso balls, figs, herb dip, kale & white bean caesar salad, spicy cilantro hummus, bacon wrapped figs
The recipes for these and the other treats we enjoyed over the holidays will be posted in the coming days. First, lets start with the meal that fueled us for the exciting day: