Thursday, February 23, 2012

Christmas dinner

Better late than never...

Every Christmas we have Mexican food. I think it started with a love affair with Rick Bayless on PBS and Christmas Eve Tamales back before we even had kids. But  now, our kids wouldn't have it any other way. This year Jason was on call on Christmas Eve, which meant he would theoretically  be home the afternoon. Luckily, I planned on a meal I could pull off on my own, because sure enough at 1:30 PM I get the call - there is an emergency and he needs to go do a procedure. By now this doesn't rattle me, but it sure rattled my little guys who had been waiting all day to open presents. They were convinced those gifts were going to stay unwrapped forever (not to mention the fact I was too lazy to open the many Amazon boxes so they didn't even know who they were for!). But Jason did come home, we enjoyed our meal and we had a very merry Christmas. 

Chiles en Nogada
Roasted Poblano Chile stuffed with black bean, squash, pepitas and dried fruit. Walnut crema sauce and pomegranates. 

Cocoa chili rubbed flank steak with mole amarillo, cilantro slaw, roasted potatoes and parsnip puree 

Yule Log 2012
Hazelnut dacquoise, salted caramel mousse, milk chocolate hazelnut feuilletine, roasted pear compote, dark and milk chocolate glaze

1 comment:

  1. It's actually fun to read about Christmas when all of the stressful memories have subsided. Love your unconventional take on tradition!