This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve dinner

Depending on what day of the week Christmas Eve falls on, we have either been at a party or skiing already. So it's not exactly a tradition for us but a nice Christmas Eve dinner at home be certainly may become one. We each had a plate of grilled ham steak, potato galette and julienne carrots. The salad was really crisper leftovers. Hiroshi and I had champagne and the kids had sparkling white grape juice. The champagne wasn't open yet, it's juice in the wine glass. Since I recently got a set of six wine glasses at IKEA for $5 (sorry for bragging), we all had one. We all kept making toasts to keep the glasses clinking. It was a fun meal for us. A Christmas miracle meal that everyone actually liked! For dessert, we destroyed the gingerbread house.

Orange-flavor gravy:
I wanted to experiment and made a ham gravy using orange juice, brown sugar, some salt and brown gravy mix. It was delicious! (I still had to delump it but I'm used to it by now.)

Potato galette:
Grate potatoes, mix in a bit of flour and salt. Grate in cheese. We had a slab of real Parmesan and it tasted wonderful! Sometimes we just use powder Parmesan and it works as well. Oil non-stick pan liberally.



Blogger pamwax said... the piggy. We are having baked ham for Christmas dinner. Not sure what will also be on the plate but it will probably come out of a box...

December 24, 2008 at 6:35 AM

Blogger Arsenette said...

Awww I want to see the Gingerbread house.. LMAO That's so cute! Hey at least you have a tradition :) I had to borrow from my in-laws! Hey.. I'd eat that dinner! All of it! I think.. wait.. that's ham.. hmm.. depends.. my body LOVES the taste of ham.. but sometimes the pipes don't like processing it.. I might like this one? Oh who knows :) Looks good! Hold the bubbly :D

December 24, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

I would eat that. My whole family would eat that. And love it! Looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing. We are having asian inspired chicken soup and udon noodles for supper tonight. Was going to have a seafood feast, but I'm too tired. (went shopping today). The soup is yummy tho, so that's okay.

December 24, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Blogger pamwax said...

Christmas Eve dinner...Taco Cabanna

December 24, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

What did you have, Pam? We don't have those over here.

December 24, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Blogger pamwax said...

I ordered 2 black bean tacos which I had never had before. They were good but soooo hot I could not eat them. So I ate the tostada that came with Neil's dinner.

December 24, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Blogger tricia said...

We're having ham for Christmas. Like the gravy with orange juice - that will have to be the next dinner we do.

Christmas Eve was taco soup with friends. Actually pretty good.

December 24, 2008 at 8:47 PM


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