Christmas 2011 – A Recap

by Megan on December 27, 2011

I hope you all the best holiday! We ate tasty-goodness, as is our tradition.

We wrote out the menu for our feast Christmas Eve. It involved breakfast, daytime snacking, and a big dinner.

I made us sweet and savory crepes for breakfast. Half with strawberry jam, strawberries, and brie, and the rest were filled with crispy proscuitto, gruyere, and spinach.

I’m the sweetie to Jake’s savory. We’re a food ying-yang. I pick dessert and he picks charcuterie. But don’t worry, neither of us discriminate where good food is concerned.

We sipped mimosas all day. They pair well with everything but pickles.

After breakfast we ate cheese, crackers, and various cured meats. This snack that keeps it real until dinner. We had gouda, goat cheese, mushroom brie, extra sharp cheddar, and a soft manchester.

Elliot wore his sweater so that he could look so festive too.

I’m into putting more than one type of cheese on every cracker. Good thing Jake supports cheese duos.

We listened to A Very She & Him Christmas and Elvis and watched Home Alone. We lounged with Elliot and wondered why Kevin McCallister left all the doors unlocked…

Then Jake started dinner while I took Elliot for a walk. He made beef wellington with glazed carrots, and rosemary infused duck fat roasted potatoes.

It was a lovely day full of breezy backyard chilling, bubbly drinks, cheeses galore, a boyfriend with cooking skills, and a pup in a sweater.

P.S. Below are the cookie bags I passed out this year.

They included: Shortbread Elephants, Gingerbread Men, Large Marge Chocolate Chunk Cookies + Sea Salt, and Cocoa Meringue Kisses.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie Brossy December 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

Those cookies were as delicious as they were beautiful! Hope you enjoy your holiday break! New site looks awesome 🙂


Megan December 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

Thanks, Stephanie! <3 Hope you had a good Christmas too!


NicoleD December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

What a lovely and delicious day! Love your new site, too. Super cute!!


Megan December 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

Yay! Thanks Nicole!


Robyn {Planet Byn} December 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm

minty french silk tart?! yes please!


Megan December 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Yeah! It turned out a bit too minty, but pretty. I’m going to work on getting the recipe right. We all need more French silk in our lives.


Jay December 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Jake cooks? Oh, I’m so jealous right now.

Love Elliot’s little sweater. Too cute. Your cheese platter looks delish, cheese is the one thing I went WAY overboard with this Christmas! I love your table cloth too. You’re totes awes.


Megan December 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Yes! Jake is way better at dinner-making than me, that’s for sure.

: ) Elliot felt pretty cool in his sweater.

And yeah man. I totally ate too much cheese also… It’s just so good!


hannah December 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

WOW! New site looks wicked! Nomnom cheeesee..


Megan December 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Cheese is just the best snack. 🙂


cindy December 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I definitely drank mimosas, attacked a cheese plate, and took a serious nap on Christmas. It’s just the best way to handle the holiday! You and Jake are just kitchen pros!


Megan December 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Yes! I’m glad we both agree about the importance of champagne and cheese. What I’m trying to say is … You put the “champ” in champagne. 🙂


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