Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weekend Cooking- A Pinterest Christmas Recipe


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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.

7 comments:

  1. Your Christmas sounds amazing! We had a ham too, sweet potato casserole, chard & pine nut tart, salad, soooo much else, and three kinds of pie. It was a potluck with a LOT of passionate cooks!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh my, your Christmas sounds out of this world. i would love to do a Christmas potluck, what fun.

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  2. Your Christmas sounds just delicious! I used several Pinterest recipes during the holiday season, too. Hope you have a very Happy New Year, too.

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    1. I enjoyed your Pin It and Do It Wrap-up post, you had some real winners there.

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  3. It all sounds delicious!

    I haven't tried Pinterest yet - Blogger and Facebook take up so much time as it is, I am afraid I might like it! lol

    Happy New Year!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I know what you mean, social media is overwhelming at times (but fun!)

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  4. We had ham for Christmas too. Tonight I'm making a beef tenderloin, potato casserole, two veggies, dinner rolls, and cheesecake with blueberry sauce. Then to a party with different friends tomorrow afternoon. On Wednesday I plan to go vegetarian for at least a week. LOL.

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