25 December 2017

C from Christmas card, comfort and cooking

Winter break or no break, winter is the best season to spend some time by the fire. As much as I love a good fireplace, I was referring to the time spent in front of the stove. Which I really like especially if it's followed by heartfelt, mouth-watering compliments from the 3 men in the house. Hubby said the duck with cabbage was probably the best thing he ate in his entire life.Thumbs up for such a flattering remark.

Thumbs down for never bringing me breakfast in bed. Luckily the boys surprised me one afternoon with it. Never mind the details: afternoon, plastic, paper cut eggs, a book for a tray. It was as good as it gets. I am waiting for the real deal for 13 years now and counting. Is it too early to ask 2018 Santa for a gift, provided that I am a good girl this year?! Santa, can I have a real breakfast in bed this year followed by a good book and solitude?

The climax of our winter culinary story was making Eggs Benedict. It felt luxurious to prepare breakfast for almost 90 minutes, but it was worth it. Especially since the Hollandaise was used later on to make deviled eggs with pate. Decadence all the way.

Having spent both Christmas and NYE at home gave me the freedom to stay away from the traditional beef salad, the cabbage rolls and cook exactly what we like eating. You know what they say: "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" and I have 3 ways to go.

I hope 2018 will bring me more time by the fire, more culinary experiments and more stories to enjoy at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

A decadent meal a week keeps the doctor away!

P.S. Christmas of 2016 and our favorite dessert

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