I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. Mine was lovely. Let’s break it down.
I came out to my parents’ on Saturday afternoon. And I immediately got to cooking for brunch with my dad’s family the next day.
I made Praline French Toast Casserole, Eggnog Chocolate Chip Loaf, and Sausage and Red Pepper Quiche. The French toast casserole was good, except it overflowed the pan and started a fire in my grandparents’ oven, so that made Christmas more exciting. The eggnog chocolate chip loaf was fantastic, I highly recommend that. And everyone really loved the sausage and red pepper quiche (which I made with bacon instead of sausage).
On Christmas Eve we did our annual trip to the Montauk Lighthouse to see the Christmas lights. I love the bathroom out there. It’s over an hour from my parents’ house and I usually have to go to the bathroom when we get there. The first year I thought I’d have to go in the woods, but then I tried the bathrooms there and realized they were unlocked. They’re dark and kind of creepy (although this year they were heated) since no one else is around, but they’re really well maintained and they serve their purpose.
Christmas Day was great. We opened presents in the morning.
I had a little helper.
My mom got my dad these crazy glasses that are supposed to make it easier to see to drive at night.
And my father likes writing funny things on the name tags.
And then it was dinner time! I did lots and lots of cooking.
I also made sourdough stuffing with fennel and capers, but I didn’t snap a picture of it.
Overall it was a great Christmas. I spent time with my family and got a bunch of great gifts. Merry (late) Christmas!