I took some chicken breasts, butterflied them, and pounded them flat, then lined them with strips of bacon and defrosted stuffing from the Canadian holiday. Then I sprinkled them with cranberries leftover from Jen's holiday baking.
In another pan I browned some crushed garlic and vidalia onion in a little butter and olive oil. Then I threw in some peeled, chopped sweet potato, stewed that down for a bit, and tossed in some kale that I'd chopped in ribbons. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and finished it with a light dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.
I spotted this item at the store the other day. It was $16.99 and I had one more person I hadn't gotten a Christmas present for yet: me. As a fan of Belgian beer fan I figured how could I go wrong and for less than $20? I was prepared for this to earn me a healthy helping of disgust from Jen but she was surprisingly accepting of the purchase. Even though most years she gets upset with me if I buy so much as a replacement pen for myself within three months of Christmas.
I must say this Christmas Ale from Corsendonk is truly one of the favorite beers of all time. What can I say? I'm good at picking out presents for me.
Jen spent pretty much every waking moment of the weekend baking cookies, breads, and bars. This is just a small assortment of some of the treats she made.
And just a small example of why it's so easy to get stomach aches this time of year.