As I mentioned yesterday, grocery shopping on Christmas Eve and Christmas is not a good idea. I was running around Safeway trying to find horseradish and all they had were squeeze bottle spreads. Gross. The woman working there recommended buying a horseradish root, grating it and mixing it with equal parts sour cream. Genius.
- Horseradish Root
- Equal part sour cream
Peel the outside of the horseradish root. Grate it into a small bowl. Mix in sour cream. Voila, do-it-yourself horseradish!
Hello! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. This one was a bit sad for me as it was the first one without my parents. Dan did a good job of cheering me up and letting me watch whatever ridiculous Christmas movie was on TV, even if we had watched it a few days before. I was going to attempt to make my first prime rib and Dan was going to make scalloped potatoes.
Word of advice, but I’m sure all of you are well aware of this – do not go grocery shopping on Christmas Eve or day. Instead of prime rib, I ended up with beef loin. I also ended up with horseradish root in place of regular horseradish sauce. Both were very good substitutes. Dinner turned out well and we even had a friend join us!
While I was sad to not be with my parents during my favorite holiday, it was nice to just stay around Seattle and relax for the weekend. I hope you all were able to relax and enjoy the holidays, family and good food!
Beef Loin Prime Rib *Recipe from here
- 4lb Beef Loin
- 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- 1 Tsp Thyme
Christmas dinner in my new birthday present
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a roasting pan, place beef loin, fat side up. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Spread the mixture on the top and the sides. Let it sit out for about 20 minutes. Stick in the oven and let it cook at 500 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the oven down to 345, and cook the beef loin for about 55 minutes to get temperature to 145.
Perfectly done roast!
Hello! It’s been awhile, I apologize. It’s the holiday season and I’ve been running around to multiple engagements as I’m sure you all have as well!
Lots has happened in the past few weeks, I celebrated my 27th birthday, got a Christmas tree and decorated, went to multiple Christmas parties and Dan got put on a special diet by his doctor. It’s back to gluten-free and vegan in our household. Well, only when eating with Dan, I’ve been sneaking meat and cheese during the work day. I’m a horrible girlfriend, I know. It also doesn’t help that I’ve been baking up a storm in the kitchen. Recipes will come tomorrow!
The weekend was fun but quite busy with two Christmas parties, a 5k run with a 3rd grader and a quick trip home. We were able to fit in a tiny bit of decorating though!
Early birthday present from a friend - Salted Caramel Cupcake from Trophy!
View of Seattle from Argosy Christmas boat
Stockings and Lights
I do need to share my embarrassing story of the weekend – Dan’s Christmas party was a mystery cruise around the Puget Sound and he told me it was Gilligan’s Island themed so I dressed up as Mary Ann. Apparently dressing up was optional, we were the only ones dressed up, but Dan had a red sweater on so he just looked festive! After all the embarrassing laughter and photos, I ended up winning a prize and Dan’s coworkers think I’m hilarious.
Moral of the story: Always read the bf’s work event emails. And if not, roll with the punches and have a good time!