Baby Bump’s First Christmas

Baby Bump’s First Christmas

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As I mentioned in my earlier posts, this is the first Christmas that Matt and I will be celebrating without our families.  I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and will not be flying for obvious reasons.  To tell you the truth, I was really looking towards celebrating Christmas just the two of us…well, three 😉  This will be baby bump’s first Christmas!  We still did not settle on a name and will be waiting to meet our little girl first to make a final decision on a name.

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The weather could not have been more perfect for a Christmas day with lots of snow and winter sun.  Before diving into all the cooking and later eating, Matt and I walked for a very long time around Denver and admired Christmas lights and decorations.

Afterwards,  we prepared a feast for our Christmas dinner.  Here is what was on the menu:

  • Arugula-Pear-Dates-Blue Cheese Salad with Homemade Apple Vinaigrette and Candied Pecans
  • Locally Raised Colorado Lamb with Rosemary and Thyme
  • Rice with Fennel, Leeks and Walnuts
  • Winter Vegetables with Molasses Sauce
  • German Cake

Everything was made from scratch by us with love.

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Frying leeks and fennel for a rice side dish.

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Getting winter vegetables ready for roasting.  Carrots, brussel sprouts and turnips.

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Homemade apple vinaigrette dressing.

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German cake!

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And finally, after all the preparations the table is set.

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Locally raised Colorado lamb was to die for.  I am so lucky to have an opportunity to live in Denver and to taste all their local farms produce and meats/poultry.

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Christmas dinner and baby bump’s first Christmas were a success.  Now let’s hope baby girl makes an appearance soon.

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