I love traditions and especially traditions I have originated 😉
Some family traditions include:
- Christmas stockings are opened the day after Christmas
- Christmas Eve dinner is always stuffed crepes
- My sister’s amazing pumpkin cheesecake will always be a dessert at Thanksgiving
- Brunch to celebrate big accomplishments or end a rough week
- First day of school “cones”…it’s a German tradition (I was born there, so it is relevant)
Living with my sister has been awesome, but due to our sometimes conflicting schedules, it can be a challenge to get in some quality “sista-sista” time. Therefore, Friday night make-your-own dinner night was born. Almost every week we try to think of a new dish or ingredient to use and make it together. Some of our creations have included:
- “Seven” (more like 4) layer bean dip with arugula and a side of blue brussels sprouts (it’s hard to see the color in this picture)!!
- Cauliflower pizza aka cauliflower dip with beans sauteed in truffle oil, goat cheese and white wine mushrooms…It was really delicious even though it looks a little questionable. Unfortunately someone forgot to squeeze all the water out of the cauliflower puree to make a legitimate pizza dough, so there was little crispness…….confession, it was me. I am determined to master this recipe!
- Stewed eggplant soup with chickpeas, tabouli and Greek olives
- Cookie Pie (V), which was mind blowing, delicious, and forbidden in this apartment until I regain my self control
- “Jive Bars” (V) —name credit goes to my friend Grace who says they made her feel like dancing, ha!
|Basically they are white chocolate coconut macadamia nut blondies|
We have enjoyed spending time together and although the dinners may not be all that “schmancy“, they are a nice way to start the weekend and are a team effort. I will post recipes for the soup and desserts ASAP, because they were all successful (in my book) and were devoured immediately.