I often spend a lot of time cooking over Christmas vacation, but this year I really took it easy -- for the entire week and a half I had off, including Christmas. So you won't be seeing a lot of fancy-dancy "look at all of these new recipes I tried on my vacation" photos here.
We enjoyed a simple but festive Christmas Eve meal, or réveillon du 24, featuring boudin blanc cooked with potatoes and sautéed apples.
We savored an even simpler late lunch on Christmas day. Before the meal, we nibbled on foie gras that was given to my husband by one of his clients:
For the main course, I roasted a locally-raised chicken -- a turkey would have been a bit much for the three of us -- and served some lovely, wintery mix of root vegetables and chestnuts with it:
Tomorrow it's back to work, and the Christmas holidays will quickly fade into a distant memory -- except for the fact that we keep our (artificial) tree up until the end of January!
Wishing all of you the happiest of new years. Bonne année 2009!