It’s a new year and a fresh start with blogging. Maybe I’ll finally find time to do what I would like with the blog this year. Until then it’s always fun to start the year off with an In My Kitchen post, hosted by the wonderful Sherry.
The obvious place to begin is with Christmas gifts. As always I received several gifts related to the kitchen. First off are two cookbooks from the boys (though they deny it since Daddy did the shopping for them)! The recipes and photos in both books are drool worthy and I can’t wait to get cooking/baking.
I also got two new linen aprons. I’m a bit of a mess in the kitchen and these will come in handy! One is full bib style and the other full length half apron. They came from my parents and Josh.
I also have a few gifts I got myself long before Christmas. I decided to phase out my plain everyday white dishware and go with handmade pottery. I’ve started with these six handmade freeform plates that I love. They are from MudForm on Etsy.
I also got these four salad plates from the same potter. They will likely end up being props more than anything else, though I use them often. They are a perfect size and I love the high lip they have. So many possibilities.
Now for some holiday food photos. Let me start by saying I pulled off the ultimate Christmas surprise and flew my brother in from Seattle. This was the first year ever my parents were going to be here Christmas morning when the boys opened presents and it wouldn’t have been a family holiday if Uncle Nick wasn’t here too.
Christmas Eve breakfast I made homemade sourdough bagels and we had all the fixins with them. It was delicious! For dinner that night we had our traditional homemade pizzas. We grilled six different pizzas and enjoyed every bite. Cookies and homemade eggnog for dessert too, plus some for Santa of course.
Christmas brunch of course must include bubbly, this year with several liqueur mixins in addition to orange juice. Virgin sparkling cocktails for the boys. The main entrée was build your own fritattas with several options. Fruit and a red velvet cake dessert bowl rounded out the meal.
2017 ended with a fantastic holiday with family. This year was off to a rough start but is finally improving. Wishing you all a wonderful year! Check out what is happening in kitchen’s across the globe over at Sherry’s Pickings.