Dinner was a relatively small affair this year with just Teh Wife and Teh Mother. Still, I'm actually rather pleased with how it turned out:
Roast Turducken. (Relax... It was store-bought. I am nowhere near good enough to make one of those myself.)
(recipe from my father)
Boil and peel 4 pounds of sweet potatoes.
Mash the potatoes in a bowl
Add a stick of butter, 1/8 cup of maple syrup, 1.5 oz rum, 8-12 drops of Tobasco, 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt.
Mash all the ingredients again until everything's smooth. (It's important to mash the potatoes first BEFORE you add any butter to get the desired smoothness.)
Pour the potatoes into a ceramic bowl, and cover the top with brown sugar and pecans.
Bake until the brown sugar is melted. (Not long.)
(This recipe theoretically serves 8, although the three of us ate exactly half of it.)
Cinnamon Spinach Salad:
(recipe from flutestory)
For the salad, combine baby spinach, 2 medium apples thinly sliced, walnuts and dried cranberries in the bowl.
For the dressing, combine 1/4 cup honey, 3 Tbsp veg oil, 2 Tbsp cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp dry mustard, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 pressed garlic clove together and mix well.
(recipe serves 6ish)
And to round it out, of course, an Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream from Giffords.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Originally posted on giddysinger.vox.com