Christmas Eve Eve
On Friday I slept in til a lovely late hour and then went swimming at the pool. Michael worked out at home on the bike and with weight lifting. On Friday evening we settled in to enjoy some Christmas movies by the fire! It ended up being a John Hughes marathon that night–Home Alone and Christmas Vacation. Can you believe that Michael had never seen Home Alone before?
Dinner was steak and veggies. I roasted the veggies in some olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic. I loved the roasted veggies. I did sweet onions, broccoli and carrots.
I opened a nice bottle of wine to go with our steak dinner. The wine was a Tempranillo I got at Trader Joe’s and I loved it. I would definitely buy this wine again.
Is there anything better than red wine and red meat together? It was delicious and satisfying. I also sprinkled some Asiago cheese on the roasted veggies–a great addition.
Dessert was one scoop of cookies and cream ice cream, half a serving of M&M’s and one chocolate chip cookie. It was decadent and hit the spot.
It was a great way to end the night.
On Christmas Eve we went snowshoeing up on Mount Hood. We were both famished when we got home and I was ready to eat everything in the kitchen. We settled in to watch a Christmas movie of Michael’s choice–Rocky IV don’t ask! — and then we made dinner together. Christmas Eve dinner was Poulet Au Vinaigre (Gina’s Weight Watchers) –chicken, with roasted veggies and Israeli Couscous.
I’ve never had Israeli couscous before. It was…interesting…it wasn’t bad, it was just different. If felt like I was eating miniature pasta noodles or something. It’s hard to describe. For the veggies I used Grapeseed oil this time. Everything turned out alright, so dinner was a success.
After dinner we watched another favorite Christmas movie–Die Hard–and we each opened one present under the tree. Michael did good this year:
QUESTION: What was your favorite food this holiday?