Sunday, December 27, 2009

What we had for Christmas dinner....

Well, Christmas 2009 has come and gone.

For dinner, we had:

Turkey breast stuffed with ...what else, stuffing!

I saw a cooking show around Thanksgiving and decided to give the quicker and easier a try for a change...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/oven-roasted-turkey-breast-with-leeks-and-cornbread-stuffing-recipe/index.html

Review - stuffing that was cooked alongside (what didn't fit inside the turkey breasts) was too dry - otherwise, yum! By the way, did you know that leeks are the national dish of Wales? Well, I didn't either, but my Dad did...who knew?! I don't think the gal at the grocery store was all that impressed with that little tidbit of trivia, but hey, Dad likes to share such information whenever he gets the chance...makes life interesting, right? :) I better watch out next time a game of trivial pursuit is proposed.....anyway....

Sweet potato casserole - yum yum
Cranberry sauce
Rolls - you know the ones, w/the "slits" along the tops? I'm sure they have a name...but I don't feel like going out to the freezer to look at the extra package we have left to see what they're actually called...they're the ones, the ones we always had at Thanksgiving and Christmas...those!

Hmm....I think that was it for the food - we kept it simple...kept it sane.

Dessert.....drumroll please...pumpkin pie, pecan pie, Bluebell Vanilla Bean ice cream and sugar free cool whip for my mom - yum, yum, yum :) Classics!

Oh yes, and we all drank water...I know, boring, but I ran out of time and didn't get any sweet tea made - horrors.

So, that was our Christmas fare - I hope yours was super yummy! Next year I will make pies the day before...or something...anything, but not all on the day of - even w/keeping things a bit simpler it still took a lot longer than I thought it would!

And no, no pictures of the food this time around....we were too busy eating I guess!

2 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

All that sounds like a winner to me. We had prime rib for Christmas dinner (I was in New York for pete's sake, they sure weren't going to have cornbread dressing and Sweet tea). (grin)

Lepidoptera said...

Thanks for the cranberry sauce recipe inspiration. We really enjoyed Tyler Florence's version this year. It's a keeper!

The rolls that you had are called dinner rolls. :-)