I have a confession.
There is a tiny part of my personality that likes cooking, entertaining and wearing an apron! Even more shocking is I think this tiny part is slowly becoming a medium sized part. That’s right…the idea of cooking up a feast and serving it to a house full of guests gives me a tiny boner. (Insert sound of shock and horror!)
This past Christmas Eve, I once again dove into the task of cooking dinner for my family. 10 people stuffed their gorgeous butts into my apartment and without any MAJOR disasters, I was able to:
- Fill their belly’s with macaroni and cheese (View Recipe)
- Please them with chocolate pudding filled cupcakes (View Recipe)
- Give them wine, Guinness and punch
- Accidentally burn their mouths off with some aggressive jalapeno poppers. Opps. (View Recipe)
Fortunately this spicy event did teach me two really important lessons: 1) Watching my family in mouth watering pain is fucking hysterical; 2) Jalapenos BURN going in and coming out
Every year when I cook this dinner I always end up feeling wonderfully accomplished. When its all over I take a quiet moment to sit, reflect on the dinner and take a shot of any alcohol that is in arms reach. Nothing says “job well done” like some vanilla vodka! This year, in addition to taking this quiet moment I also took a moment to give thanks to the woman who truly inspired this years feast. “Average Betty does for home n’ cooking what punk did for rock n’ roll” and Average Betty is who I turned to when looking for Christmas Eve recipes. So, lets raise our glasses (and our skirts) and send a CHEERS to the hottest cook in the kitchen!
Now that the Christmas hustle and bustle is starting to calm down, I am realizing that I want to spend more time in the kitchen. If you were to look under my Christmas tree at the moment, you would see my 2 most newly prized possessions: a new set of dishes and two casserole dishes. (Thanks mom!)
So if you want. And if you are a nice person. You can totally come over to my house and I will make you cookies. Below is a sneak peak 🙂
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