Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Season in Vermont!

I am filled with gratitude for this wonderful holiday season. Thank you to everyone for the endless gifts of love and laughter!
From the festive holiday work party at Peter's with Jim's surprise guest, Caesar Salad, to Christmas Eve drinks with the sweetest Dave and Nancy who gifted me BBQ ribs for Christmas because they know a chef is always hungry. Then on a snowy Christmas Eve off to the Anderson's in Charlotte VT where we played Santa and drank Sarah's divine glug that not only had cardamon pods and orange peel but caramelized sugar as well.

The next morning was filled with presents, joy, excitement, and more culinary creations from Chef Sarah.

After assisting (refilling beverages) on the just built Ice House/Igloo, Sarah and I made the Christmas dinner feast while enjoying the sunset over the Adirondack's! We seared and roasted local beef tenderloin, sauteed winter greens with garlic and glug, roasted pearl onions and tiny potatoes , then may favorite, Ginger Bread which had the usual suspects like cloves, molasses, cinnamon, but what about mustard powder, coffee, and black pepper. Yes indeed and did it taste so out of this world, especially with Orange Hard Sauce. After all that I drove back to Mallets Bay so full of gratitude.
Thank you to all that made this a holiday I will always remember.

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