Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Very Merry Mock-Christmas

With the tree decorated and friends abound there was one thing left to do...


Yes, another mock-holiday filled Reid, Cliff, addROC and I with much joy.

So, we ate and drank a-plenty, because, well, it's what Jesus would have wanted us to do if he were still chillin' in his little manger.

So, first, addROC mixed up some fancy and tasty drinks, called,
Back Forty:

Then, after we were properly hydrated, it was on to the cheeses:

Then, king of all things pork, Reid, did his thing making some super tasty Bacon Wrapped Scallops for a nice hearty appetizer:

But, there was room for more.

Suddenly, lo and behold, addROC pulled from the oven our Basalmic and Dijion Glazed Christmas Ham.
And it was glorious.

So, like four drunken wise men...we approached, to give it praise:

And then, it was time for a breather.
And BOY-O-BOY did we need one.
Because, I had a special treat in the 'fridge.
Something I had toiled over (not to mention covered the oven in caramel after a slight explosion on the burner, whoops!)...

Yes, I made my FIRST EVER Cheesecake. And, if I do say so myself, it was a triumph. A true gift from heaven and the pastry gods at large.

So here she is, a Caramel Topped Cheesecake with Chopped Praline Chocolate:

It was so fucking fattening that I wanted to explode or die or something after eating it.

But, it was rich and delicious. And though I was near combusting, I was proud.
It was then we all looked at each other and knew, it was time to stop eating.
But, a lovely night it was indeed.

Many thanks to addROC, Reid, and Cliff, as usual, for making my season bright.

Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!


judy said...

Can we please become best friends so I can get invited over to dinner?

Marc said...

omg - that cheesecake looks like it could kill a horse. I wish I could eat cheesecake, but I'm lactose intolerant, so it would just kill me. But those bacon-wrapped scallops wouldn't...those look tasty. And any drink with bourbon and maple syrup has to be good!

Merry Christmas!

Reid Hawkins said...

This was an amazing dinner! Great drinks, ham, onions cheesecake! Cheers and happy holidays!

pinknest said...

that meal looks spectacular and the cheesecake!! merry christmas!!