our christmas

by Amy on 27 December 2010

christmas this year? it was fantastic.  we got up + popped open a bottle of sparkling wine.

honey cracked open a pomegranate (like a ninja), + we paired the seeds with greek yogurt + honey.

we made sure to make enough cinnamon rolls to share with friends + family.

then we sat down + ate our fabulous little brunch.

skylar really wanted some bacon.

when we were done eating, we sat by the tree + opened up our christmas gifts. we got really fabulous presents this year (thanks to honey, my parents, + honey’s family for some seriously amazing things!)

after relaxing at home for a few hours, we got dressed up + headed to dinner with honey’s family. the delicious meal was roasted pork, baked apples, wild rice with mushrooms, brussels sprouts with pancetta, cauliflower with cheddar, sweet potatoes with shallots, + wine. lots + lots of red wine.

i hope you had a wonderful christmas full of great food, fun presents (even skylar got a few gifts, like monsieur penguin below), + most importantly, priceless family, friends, + memories. i know we did!

also, happy birthday to my fabulous mom! even though we didn’t spend christmas with my parents, we luckily saw them just a few weeks ago + did some giggly/merry video chatting over the weekend. have a great day, mom!

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1 Deb December 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

Sounds like a very good time! Thanks for sharing! (your puppy is adorable!)

2 amy December 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

thanks, deb! it was an amazing christmas (maybe my best ever) + i do have to agree that our pup is pretty loveable. so glad that you had a wonderful time celebrating your christmas (+ christmas eve) too!

3 Ruth December 27, 2010 at 10:48 am


Thrilled that you had a wonderful Xmas! Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes; I am spending the day shoveling 20+ inches of snow!

Love, MOM

4 amy December 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

howdy! i hope you don’t have too much shoveling to do, because that’s no way to spend one’s birthday. =) have a wonderful day + stay warm!

5 CBR December 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for sharing, Amy! Love the photos. Skylar’s a cutie. And I’m jealous of that KitchenAid mixer. 😉 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

6 amy December 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

you’re welcome! i do agree that skylar is a keeper – she’s the sweetest dog i’ve ever met. i actually got *two* kitchenaid mixers – one from honey + one from my parents. i’m going to return one to get some cool attachments + maybe a new coffeemaker/espresso machine. i was a super lucky amy this year + it was my favorite christmas so far. wishing you all the best in 2011 – so glad we connected in 2010. =)

7 Sheri O'Neill December 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm

What a wonderful holiday you had! I admit I am suffering from mixer-envy. It’s lovely (green is also my favorite color). Can’t wait to hear what delicious items you’ll be creating soon. Happy holidays to you and yours (this includes Skylar).

8 amy December 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm

it was an amazing christmas, sheri! seriously, my favorite christmas to date. =) i think my first mixer use might be homemade marshmallows but i’m still debating other ideas. feel free to throw in some recommendations — you know i trust your food ideas! hope you had a wonderful christmas, too.

9 Sheri O'Neill December 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm

My oldest made homemade peppermint marshmallows last year. I can’t even look at store bought ones anymore. I do recommend using plenty of cornstarch/powdered sugar (depending on your recipe of choice) as the marshmallows are amazingly sticky, but oh so well worth it.

10 amy December 28, 2010 at 4:09 am

oooh, peppermint marshmallows? two of my favorite flavors – i’m going to have to look those up!

11 Dayna December 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

Amy, I made the mac-n-cheese with Panko bread crumb topping for Christmas and it was a hit! My sister actually said, “If something should happen and I end up on death row, I want this as my last meal!!” I also did the cinnamon rolls! What a yummy Christmas it was :-)

12 amy December 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

that’s fantastic! everyone i’ve served it to raves about it, so i’m glad that your family loved it, too. that’s hysterical that your sister labelled it as her preferred last meal, ha! cinnamon rolls were a bit hit, too – i still need to deliver a few more batches to friends + family. i’m so glad you had a great christmas!

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