It’s the last day of 2012. Tonight I will be eating a lovely vegetarian dinner ( stay tuned the next couple days for some awesome veggie recipes) and of course our New Year’s tradition, Chocolate Fondue. I think the kids look forward to this as much as all the Christmas baking I do. Chocolate Fondue, Hot melted chocolate, with a little fruit to dip in. Heaven, is one word I would use to describe it. Anyhoo, for our Vegetarian Christmas dinner, I made a turkeyless dinner, you know stuffing, potatoes lots o veggies. This potato recipe was the main feature and my og my was it ever delicious. I can honestly say, these were the best potatoes I have ever made, nay eaten! I am ready to make up another batch and eat them to my little heart’s content. These will be making an appearance at the dinner table many a time in 2013.
The Christmas Celebrations started off on Saturday night here, with 5 days of festivities planned. Saturday was Turkey-less (Vegetarian) Christmas dinner with our best friends. We had this for dessert, and I have one word for you, rich! The one word that perfectly describes this luscious dessert. After a delicious dinner, I sadly, only had room for one piece. If you are looking for a last-minute addition to your dessert table, you may just have found it. Have a very Merry Christmas everybody!!
What a great weekend! In our house we celebrate birthday weekends. Yup , that’s right, we think birthdays should get more than one day celebration. We kicked off the party on Friday, with The Hobbit. That is right we went to a movie on opening night. This is a very, very rare occurence in our house. We are more, go on a Wednesday night when the theaters are less busy kind of people. But it was fun, and both hubby and I loved the movie. Can hardly wait til it comes out on DVD so I can watch it to my little hearts content! Saturday was the family party, we all meet at Dairy Queen for Ice Cream. Yup, really I’m like a kid, and I wanted some delicious Dairy Queen soft serve! Yum, Strawberry Sundae! Saturday evening my husband was working, so what better to do than make some homemade pizza and snuggle in with the kids to watch Christmas movies! We watched Elf, it was the kids first time seeing that movie, and they have voted it best Christmas movie of all time. Then on to one of my absolute favorites, Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Pretty much the perfect night. This pizza of course was the perfect addition. I made homemade pizza crust so took a little longer, but otherwise it was a snap! I had mine with a little sour cream and jalapeno. The kids had theirs plain. Everyone liked it though, so we were all left fully satisfied.
Last night was time again for one of our favorite nights of the year. The office Christmas party. Yes, it is true, good times are always had by all. We always get to start the evening with a lovely dinner out. This year it was Selkirk grille, located in Gasoline Alley just outside of Heritage Park. We started off sharing some appetizers, Duck Confit Poutine, Salt and pepper Squid, and a meat a cracker platter (there was a fancier name for this, however sadly, I don’t remember what it was). All were delicious, my personal favorite was of course the poutine but that’s just because I really love poutine! Soups and salads were next, not ordering one myself, all I can say is everyone was very pleased. Then on to the main course, I ordered the Duo of Cornish Hens. The skin was perfectly crispy, the sage bread pudding on the side was delectable! My husband ordered the beef tenderloin (pictured below) the few bites that I tried were also delicious! Next on to dessert, I had the chocolate creme du pot- ( think that is what it was called), basically a creamy, rich chocolate mousse with a side of shortbread cookie. I can honestly say it was the perfect ending to the meal. There was not one morsel eaten that was not enjoyed to the extreme, and with a party of 12, I can say we all left very happy, very full, and ready to go back for more.