2. We took a million pics to finally get one decent Christmas picture. Two dogs and a husband who have no desire to take a Christmas picture do not make for easy picture taking. Neither do cloudy days. Or taking photos late in the day because your pregnant photographer didn't want to go to the park so after lots of trying you ask your cousin's girlfriend to take the pic.
3. That mushroom stuffing I talked about before Thanksgiving turned out amazing.
Mushroom-Brioche Sage Dressing:
2 c chopped onion
2c chopped celery
1c chopped sweet red pepper
2 tbsp minced garlic
1tbsp minced sage
1 tbsp minced basil
2lbs assorted mushrooms
1/2 lb butter
1 pint chicken or turkey stock
6c diced brioche (Regina suggest using hot dog buns if you can't find brioche)
-in a large pot melt butter, saute onions, celery and peppers until soft
-add garlic, sage, basil, and mushrooms, saute for a minute
-add stock and simmer ten minutes, remove from heat and add bread.
-put in buttered dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 mins before serving.
It is the absolutely best stuffing ever, I don't even really like stuffing and I could eat this everyday.
Recipe from "Regina's Table at Twin Oaks" by Regina Charboneau
You can purchase Regina's amazing cookbook by following the link above to her site.