Merry Christmas – 2022

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We had a very busy Christmas season. We got together for breakfast burritos as Janet and Bob’s this morning and then it was very quite for the rest of the day.

Last night we celebrated at my house and I cooked up a simple feast. Larry had the smoker going again and smoked prime rib as well as some chicken and a pork loin. I made everything else. It was just a simple meal that we shared with friends who have become family.

Larry preparing the prime rib with an herbed garlic butter I made for him.

The smoker is full of meats.

I made an Argentine roasted pepper, artichoke heart and hearts of palm salad, The Empanada Party – Part 3 – Una Gran EnsaladaΒ Latina along with some smashed potatoes, bread, and a creamy horseradish sauce for the prime rib and brie topped with a sour cherry sauce and crackers for a light appetizer..

The horseradish sauce was super easy to make and Larry said it came out really good. I am not a horseradish sauce person because I am not a fan of sour cream. So I will take his word for it. He said it is a definite do-over though.

Easy Creamy Horseradish Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

1 TBSP horseradish

1 TBSP Dijon mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 TBSP white wine vinegar or Proseco vinegar

sliced green onions for the topping

Just mix everything together well and chill until you are ready to use it.

After dinner and some free flowing wine, we all played some games and laughed and enjoyed each other’s company for the rest of the evening. It as a very casual and fun evening. We all had a very nice time together.

Merry Christmas Everyone. Happy Chanukkah and Happy Holidays. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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