Merry Christmas!

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My holiday greeting is a few days late but that’s ok, my holiday celebrating was late too!  Adam and I both worked Christmas day this year (and Thanksgiving… and New Years) so we saved our gift opening and merriment for the 26th.  It was actually kind of fun, we had an item that needed to be exchanged and we just ran right out to the mall and did it.

Here were the food-based highlights, no candy canes, sugar plums, or fruit cakes, but good all the same…

Making the most of the end of eggnog season with several eggnog iced lattes (with a quadruple dose of espresso!).

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Christmas day I packed a bottled coffee for work (1.5 thumbs up) plus an exciting peppermint seltzer.

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Saturday we headed to Brooklyn for Thai food at super artsy and cool Samui.

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Apparently Christmas Eve lunch is not a thing because we were the only people in the restaurant!  At least there was no one blocking our view.

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The food was great, this was the 2nd best green papaya salad I’ve ever gotten.

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And I had yummy shrimp Pad Thai in an egg crepe.

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Ice cream for dessert to celebrate the first night of Hannukah – “Festival of Lights”cream cheese ice cream with pieces of chocolate rugelach.

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Actual Christmas day I came home from work and ate leftovers with the dog, but Christmas Eve I had a pizza and beer party with the husband.

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We made taco pizza that was fantastic.  TJ’s thin crust / refried beans / Mexican cheese blend / seasoned ground turkey / cilantro sour cream.  With roasted zucchini on the side.

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And for our belated Christmas dinner we made brinner, aka breakfast for dinner.

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Red and green eggs – a scramble with red bell pepper, green onions, spinach, and parsley, plus cheddar.

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The best roasted potatoes from Serious Eats.  <– seriously, they were THE BEST

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Enjoy the rest of your year!

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