Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone! As has become our usual, and combined with the overcast, rainy day outside, our schedule was verrry relaxed--and full of good food. Brunch featured my mom's Christmas bread, or stollen, which she makes every year. We also had fresh scones (lemon-poppy seed and orange-cranberry choc. chip), creamy scrambled eggs, a variety of fruit (raspberries, strawberries, and pineapple), oven-baked bacon, and three kinds of cheese (Gouda, Manchego, and Jarlsberg). Needless to say, we were very well fed--sustenance for opening all the presents under the tree, perhaps? Many hours, and a few snacks, later we had dinner, including a small beef tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, baked tofu loaf for the vegetarians, asparagus, and a big salad. For dessert I made a tiramisu, which was creamy and coffee-y and delicious.

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