Christmas Dinner and Stardust

I love a nice, quiet Christmas. I think I’m pretty lucky to be born in a family where we don’t really care for gifts. I don’t have to fight the crowds at the mall trying to find gifts for each family member. I also don’t have to travel during the holidays. Well, the fact that my family is from a different culture helps a bit.

We had dinner with Mike and Gina. Gina cooked prime rib. I think the last time I had prime rib was more than 11 years ago. I made roasted vegetables with pearl onions, carrots, parsnips, and rutabagas. I found that sage is too strong for roasted veggies; so, I only used thyme and rosemary this time. It turned out so good. But I was more happy with the Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions that I made. I may sound like a dork, but I have never made more beautiful caramelized onions! The key is not to stir (well, I stirred it once). It was such a fluke. I was busy washing and chopping the Brussels sprouts. And for dessert, we had cranberry chocolate tart (with crytalized ginger and creamy Mascapone cheese….mmm). It was the most easy dessert I have ever made.




After dinner, we watched Stardust, a very cute, funny fantasy movie. Even though, it was a very predictable movie, I really liked it. You know, a young man tries to win the heart of a woman he loves by venturing into a magical forbidden land to retrieve a fallen star, and he’s not the only one who’s seeking the star…blah, blah, blah. I remember that Devon went to see Stardust when it was in the theater and really liked it. So, I’ve always thought that it must be a science fiction movie …but, noooo…. it’s such a girlie movie. 😉


  1. Yes Dinner was yummy! primerib, garlic/parmesan mashed taters and Winnies yummy veggies and dessert. It was fun sharing christmas dinner with our friends since our families live out of the state/country. It is nice to have friends to share with. Everything was so “Tasty”, my favorite was the brussells too and the dessert was to die for…You ought to ask Winnie to cook for you sometime…:)

  2. That is a cute movie, but the book is excellent, and being a Gaimon, not nearly as predictable.

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