The Ho of Christmas Morning

The One and I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, so we got up early to make a video. Why we didn’t think to do this last week, when we weren’t rushed, I’ll never know. But at least you can see the snowfall through the windows on this white Christmas.

And if you’re curious as to the recipes we’re making for our Christmas dinner, here they are:

Beef Wellington
Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary
Old-Fashioned Potato Gratin
Hershey Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting (The frosting is from Epicurious, and we have adapted a million ways from Sunday. So I can’t give you an exact recipe.)

A beef tenderloin covered in pate and chopped mushrooms and wrapped in puff pastry on a cutting board

Now, we’re very curious as to what you making today. So comment below and send any pictures here. We’ll post them with your comments.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. I read this post just before I left to go to a farmer’s market this morning. Those carrots look so tempting this will be a dish I make for Christmas next week! With luck there will be some multi-colored beauties there for me to buy. I love, love, love your blog and wish you and the One the merriest of holidays. And can’t wait to see how you welcome in the new decade!!

  2. We are going to our daughter’s & SIL’s. They are both hunters & we are having seafood chowder as an appetizer, (Weber grilled) Venison rack, which will be amazing aaentree & vegetable & of course dessert. Amazing wine (both white and red) and OF COURSE white elephant exchange & great game playing. Can’t wait to share a great family moment & love-sharing. Hope you all can do the same! XO

    1. Grammasue, I think I’m ditching my Christmas celebration and going to yours! Merry Christmas!