It has been a season full of love, laughter and awesome food. We returned home yesterday and I have had little time to unpack, let alone cook, so I am offering you a pictorial review of our holiday. Hope your holiday was as happy an occasion as ours was.
For our Christmas Eve dinner Kristen made Ina Garten’s Short Ribs. The casserole was assembled with lots of root vegetables.
The short ribs were roasted to brown and then added to the casserole.
Cam Man, looking “oh so cool” and Gampy waiting for dinner.
Rachel and the neighbor kids toasting the holiday with sparkling grape juice.
Gampy reading Rachel a Christmas Eve bedtime story. What makes it special is that it is one that Gampy wrote himself. It is called Rachel and the Wizard of Lake Lure.
Michael and Kristen on Christmas day at the family celebration at her sister’s home.
Uncle Jeff’s 19 hour smoked brisket. This is just a small portion of the 11 pound roast. Just look at that beautiful smoke ring. It was unbelieveably delicious.
We spent the New Years weekend in Charleston with our good friends. On Friday night Johnny and Karen made a low country boil with shrimp, sausages, potatoes and corn.
We had mussels on the side.
Johnny also brought the appetizers. With that grin he could do a commercial for Cheez-Its.
For New Years Eve we did steaks and baked potatoes.
Barbara made a delicious salad.
The cooks wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!