Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Dinner

As I wrote in my last post, Christmas was not what we had originally intended.  Dinner was wonderful nonetheless.  I was excited to be bringing an entire feast of foods that I had grown and made to the table.

I almost forgot to photograph it, but did get a snapshot just as we started to eat.

It's not the best, but you'll get the idea.  The prime rib was of course from DenBesten farms.  The carrots and green beans were from the garden.  I'm really hoping that all of this snow will melt and I'll be able to harvest the last of my carrots.  The potatoes were Yukon Golds that I grew.  We've almost used all of the yukon golds, but since they're starting to sprout, that is just as well.  They also had bacon that I made earlier in them and some Cabot cheese. 

Dinner was delicious, but would have been better if my parents could have been there.  I was able to get another meal from the prime rib and made stock from the bones for later meals.  Nothing goes to waste here.  Toby even got the carrots and last of the meat from the bones after the stock was made. 

This was the 4th meal for the Dark Days Challenge at the (not so) Urban Hennery.


Daphne said...

I brought a ham to Christmas dinner so I got to make soup the next day. Yum. I love beans and ham. They go so well together.

Your dinner looks delicious. I was pretty bad with Christmas dinner. Nothing from the garden showed up. I did well with Thanksgiving, but just didn't with Christmas.

Leigh said...

That photo is making me hungry! The only thing we had on the table from the garden was the baked potatoes and the pumpkin pie. Of course, this wasn't our family dinner as DS and his wife are at her families this year. Family Christmas dinner is yet to come! I'll have to follow your example for that.

The Mom said...

Daphne, I must admit, if I wasn't doing the dark days challenge, it probably wouldn't have been so garden centric. It's making me think more about how we use the produce.

Leigh, potatoes and pumpkin pie is pretty awesome too!

Sustainable Eats said...

Oh my - potatoes with bacon and cheese? Yummers! What a wonderful, nourishing dark days meal. xo, Sustainable Eats