Family, food, lots of giggles and late night talkingâ€¦that is what Christmas is all about. Â There is nothing better. Â Lately, since I have fallen in love with cooking, I end up organizing and preparing most of the dinners. We pretty much eat at home and everyone pitches in for cooking, market runs and clean up. This year was no different I took charge of the menu planning and most of the cooking until Christmas when my mom did most of the dishes with help from Rhonda, Ross and myself with my cousin Michah as our roving sou-chef. On average there were about 17 people a nightâ€¦pretty normal for us. And I hate to toot my own horn but â€˜TOOT-TOOT!â€™Â we had some wonderful meals! Â In fact, after I left the house I got a call from my brother, Evan, and he said â€œItâ€™s dinner time and we donâ€™t know what to do without you. Youâ€™ve been like our personal chef for the last few days.â€ Â Hahaha!
While we were together my family and I enjoyed a lot of great food but Christmas Eve dinnerÂ was pretty specialÂ because Ross made Lobster in the tradition of his dad!!! And Ross and I are a fab cooking combo in the kitchen.
-Broiled steak, Italian style with Truffle Salt, Pepper, Oregano and a Lemon squeezed over once cooked
-Baked Salmon steaks
-Boiled Lobster (my bro, Ross, handled the lobster)
-Kale and Zucchini stir fry
-Arugula and Apple salad
-Baked Butternut Squash (Iâ€™m famous for this with my family, maybe one day Iâ€™ll share theÂ recipeÂ with you)
-Boiled little red potatoes
As usual it was the best time ever. I LOVE my family! Â I wanna know though, what did you cook for Christmas this year?