The food! I haven't told you about the food. Eric was in charge of Christmas dinner. So...
Gotta have eggnog! Man, I love eggnog.
Ravioli filled with black truffle & manchego, garnished with black truffle oil & herbs de Provence. So good!
Lamb chops coated with foie gras and encrusted with crushed almond.
And for dessert, figs with grated manchego & powdered bacon. I nearly exploded.
Then just a week later, New Year's Eve! We hosted this year, a smallish party but a fun one. In addition to stuffed mushrooms, mini hot dogs, and wings, Eric had fun with his dehydrator and made a dried fruit salad. It had granny smiths, red delicious, pears, mango, kiwi, and banana.
And I did a parmesan pasta salad.
I also baked amaretto brownies and four different kinds of cookies - langues de chat, whiskey macks, gingerbread animals, and brandy snaps.
Want any of the dessert recipes? Lemme know. I wouldn't be able to promise recipes from Christmas, because Eric doesn't write anything down.