Christmas Recap

Made the bread pudding first. On Thanksgiving, I used apples and raisins, so on Christmas day, I used dried cranberries, almonds, and orange zest. Pulled the pudding out at about 2:40 and it was fantastic.

I took an afternoon nap and woke up at 4. Since I couldn’t find the recipe for the ham in orange-apricot glaze, I decided to do Nigella Lawson’s ham in cola. So before I left for my afternoon run, per instruction, I started the pot and put it on medium low. Got back from my run and smelled gas. Apparently the cola was dripping out of the pan and extinguished the burner. Reignited the stove and set the timer for an hour and a half.

After the ham was done poaching, I pulled it out of the pot, set it on the cutting board, and peeled the skin off. Scored the fat, then rubbed a glaze of molasses, dry mustard, and brown sugar. While the oven was preheating to 500, I got the cauliflower cut into florets and the sweet potatoes peeled and rough chopped. About 7:30, I got the sweet potatoes boiling…

At 8, every thing was done. The ham was nice and moist, not too sweet, and the fat rendered quite well. The sweet potatoes didn’t burn, but this is the last time I use light coconut milk.

As for what I got, a friend gave me a bunch of nice ties, some every day shoes, and Biggest Loser: Power Sculpt. Add that to the love I received from my cats, as well as all the hugs I got the previous Sunday…

My Christmas was a success!


About Bob

I'm just a 30 year old who loves and lives food. I've been morbidly obese, teetered on the edge of anorexia, battled with orthorexia for a couple years, and am finally living a life of balance. As for what I do, I'm a student at the Culinary Institute of Michigan through Baker College, I work in retail, and I'm still finding my way through this hurricane. View all posts by Bob

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