And we are all getting our eat on...
This could be a good thing. Or not. I am fifty-fifty on that. I am making sure to get my fruit and vegetables, but I could be doing better.
So I did something a little different for Christmas. I'm not all that interested in the whole traditional turkey dinner. If it was just me I don't think I would've cooked anything. But I wanted to make sure my sister had something she liked, especially since she cooked for Thanksgiving. (I wanted her to cook for Christmas so I wouldn't have to, but that would have made me a BAD big sister).
So I decided to bake some fish. I found some flounder at a good price. So I baked that with a little salt, pepper, paprika and lemon.
But then I got fancy. I baked some shrimp. I've never done that before.,
I also got the notion to make stuffed flounder. I stuffed it with a mix of pureed shrimp, peppers, onions and celery. That was interesting enough. Nothing to write home about. I suppose I have to work on the seasoning of it. But I don't see that happening no time soon.
I also bought a parchment of cod fish topped with cranberry sauce and winter root vegetables. That was good. I wonder who came up with that. It is more than a notion. I'm not that creative.
Then there is rice. I bought a little biryani rice and some wild rice.
And then there are the traditional parts of our meal. Cornbread and dressing.
And then there were the beans.
I had a lovely fruit bowl!
Roasted Brussels sprouts are AWESOME. That is all.
And Kentucky had the nerve to make another million dollar pie.
Ugh. Don't get me wrong. It is very good. But she just wants to make a pie, eat a slice, THEN LEAVE THE REST WITH ME.
Just ugh. I start having issues if I fool around with too much dairy or white sugar.
I have some small aluminum pans. She is going to have to make individual ones and freeze them. Or keep it away from me.
So that's my Christmas dinner. And it was pretty good because it wasn't heavy.
Thank goodness for that!