I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!! I'd love to hear how everyone's cooking turned out.
Our Christmas Eve supper was great. Nigella's Chocolate-Cherry Trifle was a huge hit, with everyone groaning with delight at the first bite. Can't say enough about that recipe!
Today's feast turned out wonderfully. Suzanne Goin's prime rib recipe was a winner and we have lots of leftovers for the next couple of days. Yorkshire Pudding (Martha Stewart's recipe) was as foolproof as always...I've made it for the past 10 years, at least! Ina Garten's Spinach Gratin was also wonderful...very comforting and fabulous as a side dish with the prime rib. I reported on the roasted green beans...really good. My biggest experiment was a coffee-macadamia creme brulee and I'm thrilled to say it turned out perfectly. The texture was superb, and the flavors were spot on. The coffee and macadamias are ground up fine and steeped in the cream, then strained out...so it will be easy to substitute other flavors if I want to for next time. Or just add vanilla bean and make it plain. YUM.
Time for bed. Sweet dream everyone...may you all enjoy this final week of 2006!
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