first christmas in our new house

Since we were in Texas last year, this is the first Christmas spent in our house. It felt really good to be home and have a relaxing holiday. We started a Christmas Eve tradition of baking lasagna which turned out most excellently. Then we went on a drive to see the lights. I love that this weekend has one more day and then a 3-day weekend next week.

christmas dinner

Steak, crab legs, salad, twice baked potato, broccoli salad, brussel sprouts, sweet potato casserole, struffoli, plus a lot more food not pictured...


a tasty recipe

Last week I made Curried Rice, Bacon, and Cabbage and it was so good we're making it again. I got the recipe here. I modified it to use way less butter, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. This week I have some pine nuts to use up so I think I'll throw them in. I'm not a huge green cabbage fan, but this is an excellent use for it.
This week I'm also going to try a struffoli recipe that I'm excited about.