Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tiny Christmas/New Years post

A photo of my Christmas booty- 

The Christmas Turkey - only the second turkey I have ever cooked in my life. Not the best photo, but it was gorgeous and delicious. 

We had a traditional Christmas dinner this year, as one of our guests has some newly imposed dietary restrictions. We had roasted potatos, carrots, mashed turnips, stuffing and the most delicious brussel sprouts.

Sprouts with Pancetta 
2 lb brussel sprouts, cleaned and trimmed and cut in half 
2 tb oil 
4 tb finely chopped onion 
100g pancetta, chopped 
Steam the sprouts until just tender. Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and pancetta and cook until the onions are softened and the pancetta is crisp. Add the spouts and raise heat to medium high, toss until combined and heated through. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

I'm sitting down with some cookbooks, trying to find something for dinner on New Years Eve and New Years Day.  No luck yet.  Something fun, delicious, easy.  That perhaps all 3 of us (ok, the baby) would eat.

New Years Resolution time!
Have you made yours?
I have 3 this year, although 2 are the same as always.
Lose weight
Become more organized
Plan at least 2-3 meatless meals per week.

Happy Saturday.