Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “yum.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
I don’t celebrate Christmas. I do enjoy listening to holiday music though. The best part of this holiday is the yummy food I make. My spouse decided he needed Lingonberry so he made an IKEA run. While he was out hunting for lingonberry, I made oatmeal cookies with Craisons. (Dried cranberries)
I started our meal with homemade chicken soup with giant matzo balls. There is nothing better than the yummy smell of chicken soup wafting through the house. I decided to try a new appetizer this year. I halved small tomatoes and added beef bacon, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. They only needed a few minutes under the broiler. They turned out even yummier than I expected.
I made a small turkey for the main course. I think I made more mashed potatoes than anything else. We like the skin on, so the Yukon gold potatoes were a must. Keeping it simple, I added cold vegetables, hot corn, gravy, and biscuits.. I prefer jellied cranberry sauce out of a can. I was full before I even started the main course.
Because I was keeping it simple, I decided to not bake brownies. A first for me. Clean up was easy. I am looking forward to leftovers today. After cleaning everything up, I removed as much of the turkey as possible. I then got out my large crockpot and put the remaining turkey parts in it to simmer all night.
I awoke to the yummy smells of the turkey simmering in the crockpot. I will strain all the bits and pieces out to start my turkey soup. I have a few days of delicious leftovers and terrific soup to look forward to.
To all that celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a holiday filled with love and peace and yummy foods.