A Merry Christmas

We generally alternate Thanksgivings and Christmases, so this year we stayed in the area to celebrate Christmas with Mike's family.  His mother joined us for dinner on the 25th and we had a really nice day.  I cooked our dinner, and it was so easy and delicious!  I made my favorite carrots and Mark Bittman's Roast Pork with Sage and Potatoes from How To Cook Everything.  As is common in my favorite style of recipe review, I was out of sage (and didn't pay the best attention to the recipe), so I replaced it with 1 tablespoon of Montreal Chicken seasoning and 1 tablespoon of dried thyme.   I also didn't peel the potatoes, because I like potato skin.  I used two pork tenderloins because my butcher didn't have bigger roasts.  I cooked to temperature and it went really quickly.  Unlike the most common result in my favorite style of recipe review, I still loved the dish after I made massive changes to it.

The weekend before Christmas, we had photos taken for our Christmas cards and Veronica's announcements by Julia Cawley from Gaga Baby Photos.

I love the way V looked in her Santa suit for the pictures!

She wasn't in quite as good a mood when we tried to take her picture with her stocking, but I love the way those pictures turned out anyway!
Irish Moss making a special appearance as a pillow cover
We've had a really wonderful first holiday season as a family.  I hope you have too!  Happy New Year!

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