I can’t believe how fast time flies. Anyone else feel like Thanksgiving was here and gone in an instant? I’m so thankful for having such wonderful “in-law” sibs. They are the best.
On Wednesday afternoon, I got the house ready.
Then decided to bake half batches of some cookies for the sibs to nibble on when they got here. Bonus: the house smelled delicious.
My b.i.l. landed first on Wednesday evening so we went and picked him up. Poor s.i.l. Her flight was delayed by a couple of hours. She seems to get screwed by the Eagle airport every single trip. We are so done with that airport.
When both sibs were finally here, we commenced fun holiday times. First up: dinner.
This is by far one of my favorite dinners at the moment. Bibimbap is tasty and kinda feels like you are making some kind of art project while you are cooking.
“Turkey” Day was beautiful outside. I didn’t want to come home from my run it was so sunny and warm out. Before I knew it, it was time to start cooking dinner. Instead of the traditional fill-yourself-silly-with-turkey-and-obscene amounts-of-potatoes-and-bread products, we went with a twist on the typical: bites of things that hubs and I love to make.
Tiny Tastes of Love
Spicy Popcorn appetizer
Brussels Sprouts with Shallots
Gazpacho with Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds
Grilled Buffalo Filet with Grilled Veggies
Fava Beans with Prosciutto and Chorizo
Truffled Grilled Cheese Bites (with and without proscuitto)
Oven Fries with Garlic, Parm and Truffle oil/salt
Cheese Plate with Truffle and Triple Creme Cheeses, Apple Slices, Grapes and Chocolate
In keeping with the small bites theme, we didn’t eat that whole cheese plate. All in all, it was just the right amount. We lingered at the table talking and laughing for a good 2 hours. And no one was stuffed and trying to unbutton pants. Hooray!
Hubs and I came up with this meal a couple of weeks ago and (being the incredibly anal people that we are) planned out the prep and the plating ahead of time. Everyone helped and there was no fighting, no hassles. Just good times. And good tastes of the foods we love.
We’re already gearing up for Christmas. The whole fam (both sides) is coming out for one last L.A. holiday. I’m trying to figure out how to make it special.
What Christmas/holiday traditions are you looking forward to?