Monthly Archives: December 2012

Breakfast Crepes

Lots of leftover ham means ham and egg and cheese crepes for breakfast! I used something halfway between the “Basic Sweet Crepes” and “Basic Savory Crepes” recipe from the Joy of Cooking. Advertisements

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Christmas Dinner 2012

Christmas Dinner 2012 was a decadent feast featuring: Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham Mashed Potatoes Cheesy Smoky Green Bean Casserole Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Parsnips And for dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

While on Brown Eyed Baker for the Orange Cookie recipe, I saw the recipe for Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie and figured that’d make a fabulous dessert for Christmas dinner.

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Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

This recipe uses a similar technique as Cumin Spiced Carrots — cooking/steaming the carrots and parsnips in a liquid that then reduces into a sweet glaze.  This recipe uses bourbon (or whisky) and brown sugar as the liquid, and comes … Continue reading

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Cheesy Smoky Green Bean Casserole

There’s not much difference between this and macaroni and cheese, but with green beans instead of macaroni.  I wanted to include some ham in with the green beans, but since the ham was cooking at the same time, I diced … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes

Meg loves mashed potatoes.  She loves my mashed potatoes.  I have marriage security. One year for Christmas she got me a potato ricer.  That was the gift that kept on giving — giving back to her.  But seriously, if you’re … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham

Christmas means a lot of different things to a lot of different people — generosity, togetherness, family, Christian co-option of pagan holidays, buying things on Amazon, etc. But let’s not forget the real meaning of Christmas – HAM!

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