A TV dinner and a hula girl. How much more Christmasy can you get? Somehow another year has flown by. And while other food bloggers were busy sharing holiday recipes and gift ideas, I was, well, not. Partly, it’s because I was settling into a new job and we were traveling to see our older daughter graduate summa cum laude, both really wonderful things.
But mostly, it’s because I am perhaps one of the most accomplished procrastinators on the planet. I frequently amaze even myself with my abilities in this arena. So instead of all the ideas I should have been giving you to make your holidays brighter, cooler, funner, tastier, I’ll just tell you a little bit about how we’re enjoying ours.
For many years now, a Chinese dinner has been our tradition on Christmas Eve. Usually, it’s at some restaurant in Chinatown. This year, we ventured a little further south, to Ed’s Potsticker House in the Bridgeport neighborhood. We did swing through Chinatown after, though, for the barbecued pork buns from Feida Bakery that will be our Christmas morning breakfast.
For Christmas dinner, we forgo traditional slow-cooked hams and roasts to accommodate running out to see the traditional Christmas day movie. This year, the leading contender is Dallas Buyers Club (we also don’t tend to seek out the “feel good movie of the year”). Dinner will get even less traditional than usual this year. The menu features Marion’s wonderful Korean Kimchi Pancake. The traditional part is that we will be with family and friends. However you celebrate, I hope you are too.
Happy holidays, everyone. See you next year with more recipes and stories.