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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!

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