christmas dinner #2
My father-in-law and his wife own a gorgeous property in Summerland called Catbird Ridge. It is a boutique hotel and very luxurious. Normally we stop by in July and sleep on the floor in the den. But this week, they had no guests, and we had the run of the place. High thread count sheets and towels, satellite tv, roaring fireplace…pure luxury.
I cooked another Christmas dinner on the 28th. I love planning menus. This time we had:
- half a turkey (organic, courtesy of our hosts)
- Giada’s mashed potatoes
- dressing with dried cranberries, apples and pork sausage
- maple carrots
- dessert from the Bench Artisan Food Market in Penticton – decadent flourless chocolate cakes with caramel sauce and softly whipped cream
We love the Okanagan. It is even beautiful with a light dusting of snow in the winter.