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.
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.)
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.
GOOD HOLIDAY EATINGS EVERYONE!!!