Friday, December 3, 2010
Michigan Christmas Trees
Enjoying Christmas with my family! This week we went to a tree farm by our home and took a hay ride and cut a tree. It is a family tradition that we started when our children were little. I made a special dinner with my husband's favorite homemade green bean casserole with filet mignon from Whole Foods-all organic! The french green bean casserole I made with sauteed shitake mushrooms and shallots in a white bechamel sauce. This is a favorite of my husbands family too, they always appreciate the hard work I put into this one dish. The filet's were actually easy-as it takes almost two hours to make the casserole. It is well worth it as you will not find a soup can (especially Campbells!) in my home- I don't even like to buy broth as it contains hidden MSG. The most enjoyable part of the season right now is watching my oldest son with his father. He is as big as his dad now and the two are working together- making things and bonding like men. My husband and I always work out together at the gym, but now we switched it so that I go twice a week with him and my son goes twice a week with him. Watching my sweet son become a strong and powerful man like his father is a Christmas gift in and of itself!