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This year we were home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so of course I cooked. For Christmas Eve, we had a fresh ham that I bought at the Greenmarket in Union Square. I have to visit there more often, there are so many amazing vendors there and you can get every kind of fresh meat, produce and breads that you can imagine- even ostrich eggs!
We had a Pinterest favorite, Crack Potatoes, and one of my sister-in-law's favorites Green Bean Bundles, along with a cheesecake from Two Little Red Hens for dessert. The Daily News and Serious Eats have both called this cheesecake New York City's best and we agree. (The photo below is from The Daily News' Jacob E. Osterhut)
For Christmas morning breakfast, I tried a Pinterest recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake. My older son is not a chocolate fan, he likes berries, so I searched and found this from Food Wanderings in Asia. It was very moist and tasty, although I would probably refrigerate it even though it doesn't mention that in the recipe. (I found it got a little soggy the next day.)
For Christmas dinner my husband made a succulent prime rib roast, and I made Rachael Ray's Oh So Easy French Onion Soup, Emeril's Twice Baked Potato Casserole, old standby Broccoli Casserole and Two Little Red Hens Red Velvet Cake for dessert. It was all so good, but very rich. Thank goodness New Year's is on the way and with it a healthier eating plan.
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas- I'd love to hear what you made for dinner in the comments section below.