I love having the time to cook
Yesterday I made a bunch of little crostinis, I made tomato, basil, bell pepper - smoked salmon, cream cheese, onion, and tomato - cucumber, butter.
The night before I was able to make my spicy baked macaroni and cheese, a roast chicken, mashed potatos/sweet potatos (half and half), and broccolis because my dad and my jeff were working really hard on digging up the front yard and putting it back together (it took all sunday!)
Then earlier in the week I made a salad for my sister, with mango, shrimp, mint, jalapeno, onions and lime. Plus I’ve been premaking green salads in little tupperware containers for us to grab and eat while we’re busy or for Jennie (my sister) to take to work with her.
This morning I am very excited because I am going to make a yeast dough which is just my favourite thing, and then once that rises I’m going to make Jennie and I a gorgonzola, cream, spinach, onion pizza for lunch yum
ahhh another holiday means another excuse to gorge myself on delicious food
I had a lovely day of sleeping in with my bf and my pooch
Then went to the obligatory holiday buffet with my family at Humphreys by the Bay and damn it was the best buffet we’ve been to in a while.
I have a family of extreme laziness so we don’t like to cook (except for me, and I don’t like to clean), and thank goodness no one is super religious. The most religious person in my immediate family (aside from gramps) is my dad who agrees that the institutionalization of religion is ludicrous and harmful. So every holiday we find a buffet and spend two hours together gorging ourselves on delicious noms.
I started with a bagel and lox, pineapple, fancy cheeses, a fresh omelet with onions, cheese, mushrooms, jalapenos, and bell peppers
Next I had the potatoes au gratin, prime rib with horseradish, sea bass, roast veg, and rice pilaf
oh then I had fresh made pasta with sun dried tomatos, spinach, and artichoke with a cream-pesto sauce, and I put some chicken florentine on top
I went to go get a waffle with blueberries and a fist sized of whipped cream, Jeff made fun of me for it..so then I put more whipped cream on
I tried one baby back rib and it was okay, but BBQin San Diego just really doesn’t get better than Phil’s
mmn the dessert was fabulous, there was raspberry sorbet, new york cheese cake, red velvet cake, lemon tart, carrot cake, and really really good chocolate cake along with fresh chocolate strawberries
oh yes and the neverending champagne certainly helped