my family has many food traditions. the most massive of them being around the holidays. while some people just have christmas day dinner, my family has to out do everyone. it all starts when my uncle flys in from san francisco. that night my mom makes a huge dinner for him (this year, lamb from trader joes). this alone, has left overs for days (and several sammies for my dad and uncle). then we move on to the big guns. the triad. christmas eve eve (yes, it’s a holiday day in my household), christmas eve and christmas day. usually all three are over at my parents house.
this year, we split it up. christmas eve eve is now mine (insert evil laugh here).
at first, i tried to convince husband to chuck it all and to order city bbq (local bbq place here in columbus which he loves). then we started going thru cook books (or cooking apps on the beloved iphone) and we wanted to have a meal to out do all other meals (well, to be more exact, my sisters dinner, which is the next night). So I give you (drumroll please) christmas eve eve dinner at the eat run lose house:
Maple Orange Glazed Ham (for the meat eaters)/Leek and Bean Cassoulet (for my sister and i)
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Haritcot Vert with Garlic and Crispy Shallots
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
my sister is so screwed.