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Holiday Hangover

The holidays went by in a blur, as usual. I’ll post photos of my kitchen mishaps and successes for your amusement.

CHRISTMAS EVE
The cart of ingredients, ready to go.
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Green bean casserole (recipe: http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/classic-green-bean-casserole-24099)
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Buffalo wings flavored mac ‘n’ cheese that I found at the store, after deciding that I was too lazy to prepare regular mac ‘n’ cheese myself.
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Potatoes au gratin with bacon bits.
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Stuffing, of course.
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Aaaand, kielbasa sausage!
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Should also mention that I attempted to prepare homemade eggnog for the first time in my life (recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/eggnog-recipe2.html). It was a… very messy process. HOWEVER, it was successful, despite the fact that I was buzzed on other boozy drinks and forgot to take photos.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE
Before heading out for festivities in the city, I prepared some kielbasa (of course) with a mug of hot chocolate and a glass of zinfandel wine.
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HANGOVER BRUNCH
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Co-hosted a very laid back brunch a few days after the new year’s festivities. I used slices of panettone with the usual ‘French toast’ mixture (eggs, whole milk, cinnamon), and the final result was pretty damn tasty.
Very fluffy, not too egg-y, and the tiny bits of fruits and nuts added a pleasant texture.
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Buon appetito!

I’m back!

Well, the blogging drifted off track for quite a while, but ’tis the season for gluttonous and culinary delights, so I’ll be adding some updates in upcoming days.

Since my last post in July, I snapped photos while making fresh lemonade…

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Ah, summer… Seems so far away now.

For Thanksgiving, I attended a friend’s vegan potluck brunch. Vegan recipes are quite the challenge (for me), so I was happy with the final result of the vegan double-layer sweet potato (instead of pumpkin) cheesecake (recipe found here:¬†http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/special-occasions-and-entertaining/double-layer-pumpkin-cheesecake/)…

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In addition to the cheesecake, I tried a butternut squash lasagna recipe, which was… Eh. I’ll stick with run-of-the-mill meat lasagna or creamy vegetable lasagna from now on.

The day after Thanksgiving, I was craving the typical comfort food goodness of mac ‘n’ cheese, stuffing with chicken broth and homemade mushroom gravy (recipe found here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mushroom-Gravy-12013), potatoes au gratin, and kielbasa (wasn’t in the mood for poultry). Since I was feeling especially lazy, I bought a bunch of pre-made, boxed stuff.

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Yeah… Definitely a “once in a blue moon” type of meal, but completely worth the faint pang of guilt.

Alright, that should do it for now. Look out for some holiday recipes to be posted soon!