Monday, December 27, 2010

A Wright Christmas

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I would have to say this was the best Christmas I've had so far.  The entire month of December was just really fun, festive and crazy busy.  And now I'm pooped.

I'm very happy to report that my Christmas Eve dinner turned out amazing.

Christmas Eve Dinner

I grilled some filet mignons and made Ina Garten's Gorgonzola Cream Sauce.  *drool*.  It was perfection.  Absolute perfection.  Gorgonzola has a very pungent flavor, however in this sauce it's not overpowering at all.  I did use a little less gorgonzola and a bit more parm cheese though.  It was the perfect compliment to a perfect cut of meat.  Perfect perfect perfect!  Did I mention how perfect it all tasted?

 Also made steamed crab legs (tradition to have crab legs for Christmas Eve dinner), scalloped potatoes and homemade apple and sausage stuffing. 

Then Paula Deen's pumpkin pie for dessert.

Paula Deen's Pumpkin Pie

Her recipe really is the best pumpkie pie recipe.  Ever.  The end.

We decided this year that after Christmas Eve dinner we would open all our gifts, except for the ones from Santa.  That's how they do it in Europe and if you think about it, makes more sense.  Jesus' birthday is on the 25th.  Let that day be about the celebration of him, right?  So technically I should have opened my gift from Mr. Wright on Christmas Eve. 


 I've got mad negotiating skills and a severe problem with patience.  So after a few hours of begging, I got to open my gift a tad bit earlier :)

Mr. Wright did VERY good this year and got me the best gift.  I didn't even know how much I would love it.  I call it my super duper fancy new cookbook.  But most people call it an ipad.  I found the COOLEST app for those us foodies out there.  It's call My Recipe Book (click the link to see an overview).  Basically you can import any recipe you find online into the app.  You can also manually add recipes from your own cookbooks.  I think it can pull recipes from ebooks too, though I haven't tried that yet.  You can organize all your recipes by catergory, modify recipes to how you like them, add notes and my favorite feature?  You can select all the meals you would like to make for the week and add those recipes to the grocery cart.  It then provides you with a grocery list that you can email to yourself!  You can also search your own recipe database for a meal you'd like to make in 20minutes.  I think they make this app for iphone too!

I love that I can bring it anywhere with me. 

There are some seriously cool apps.  I downloaded an Elmo book that is a visual audio book.  Meaning there is someone who reads the book aloud as we turn the pages.  But that's not what is cool about it.  What is cool is  I can also read the pages of the book and record my own voice!  Which is really neat in the event I'm ever away.  Which is basically never b/c what reason do I have to ever be away?  BUT.  If the occassion ever did arise, my babies could have a story read to them by "me".  Or if Mr. Wright ever leaves for a work trip or something he can do the recording too.  OR!  Maybe if I get to meet Obama one day I could ask him to record one page for me.  Hmmm.  See this gift really is the coolest gift ever.  Only problem is Mr. Wright and Little Wright also think it's the coolest new toy.

 I am now on the ipad lovers bandwagon and can see why so many people love em'.  The sweet thing about this gift is hubby used some of his bonus check to buy it for me.  Awww.

Then, to top if off we had a very snowy, white Christmas! 

I really can not remember the last time I had a white Christmas.  Or if I've ever had one THIS white.

Honestly, the best part of this holiday season though is that I have a happy and healthy family.


This is the first picture I've posted of Mr. Wright!  Yup, that's the man I'm stuck with forever :)

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!  Oh and Happy Kwanzaa!




  1. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous gorgeous! Now I want to get Mr. Flavor an iPad! Thanks for the idea!!!! So happy your dinner turned out well, I had 0 doubts. Enjoy relaxing with the fam bam :) My favorite cablasian family ever! ;)

  2. Wow! Dinner looked absolutely amazing! Will have to try that pumpkin pie ;) I am also addicted to my iPad LOL I am glad you had such a great Christmas. You have a beautiful family--happy new year Mrs. Wright!

  3. Really enjoyed this post Becca! Wonderful dinner and beautiful family! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  4. Thanks ladies! :) Hope everyone has a great New Year!!

  5. Love your blog! Wow, amazing. Did you design it yourself? Hmmm. I have a friend who does web page design. She's about to quit her job. Maybe I'll ask her to update my page a bit while she takes a job break...

    Love your Christmas dinner spread. I was wondering about the Gorgonzola cheese. It's usually too pungent for me. Glad the recipe worked well to tone it down.

    I'm going to look into that app and see if I can download it onto my Mac. I would love to do that instead of bookmark it. I have an Iphone - but, don't really search for recipes too much on it.

  6. Thanks Natalie! Yes I did the design, but had help for the html aspect of it. That would be fun to spruce it up, change is always fun!

    I LOOOOVE that app so so much! I bet there is a way to download it onto a mac somehow.

  7. Stalking your blog again, lol. wow, the food looks soooooooo good. I have a major sweet tooth so the pie is just calling my name. You're so right about having a happy and healthy family, it is such a blessing when you have one and can appreciate what you have!