WIAW~~The Merry Christmas Edition!

Christmas is for gifts, but those of us in the foodie blog world get a gift every week.  What gift is that?  Why it’s What I Ate Wednesday…the gift that keeps on giving.  It is the gift to us all from the lovely and talented Jenn over at Peas & Crayons.  It is such a fun thing and we all get to participate.  Those of us who do participate, hope that all of you will go check out the links at Jenn’s blog and read up, leave some comments, drool at all the shared goodies. 

Peas and Crayons

After the Christmas Eve free for all, I was trying to be somewhat under control on Christmas day itself.  We slept in a bit and said no to breakfast out with sister, Ele and our friend Jim.   I whipped up bacon and eggs for Ralph and made myself a yummy egg sandwich.

I’m not a fan of white bread, but that was all we had.  The addition of buffalo pepper cheese certainly amped up the taste.  Very Good.

For the last few Christmases, since there are fewer of us than there used to be, we’re down to 4, we have been spending Christmas recreating the Chinese restaurant scene from “A Christmas Story.”  There is a wonderful restaurant called Sakana Oriental not far from where we live. We like it for a lot of reasons.  It’s usually quiet there on Christmas and we get all of the attention!

I started with hot and sour soup.

This is one of the reason why I like this restaurant so much.  Their hot and sour soup is vegetarian and it is delicious.

My main course is something that I requested and fortunately, they complied.  I love their tofu family style which is tofu with lots of veggies.  I also love their Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce.  I asked if the tofu could be combined with the eggplant.  Thankfully the answer was Yes!

It was absolutely delicious!  It will be my go to choice from now on when we visit there!

There were lots of dessert choices at Ele’s house so we declined dessert at the restaurant.

Apple pie, home-made by our friend Jim. It is SO good!

Almost finished.  You can believe that not a bit of this was left on the plate!

A fun gift that Ele got for Christmas was this glass teapot accompanied by the tea flower balls which bloom when you add the hot water.

It was a very mild flavor and I usually like a stronger tea.  But it surely was pretty!

We had a wonderful Christmas Day in all possible ways including the food.  I’m proud of myself that I was as in control as I was.  I do feel like I’m still trying to get back into control.  A few days this week in control and then 2 more days of Holiday challenges next weekend.  But I feel I’m up for the challenge.

So that, dear Friends is What I Ate Wednesday-The Merry Christmas Edition.  Please be sure to do yourself a favor~take some time to stroll around Peas & Crayons and enjoy all of the wonderful food that is sure to be found there.  It’s pretty intense on a regular Wednesday.  I’m sure I’m not the only one sharing my Christmas fun, so I’m sure there’s plenty to enjoy.  It’ll be my gift to You!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!


22 responses to “WIAW~~The Merry Christmas Edition!

  1. You know I am loving that egg sandwich, gosh they are good 🙂 I am glad that overall you were able to stay in control… it is obviously tough during this time of the year, but you did well m’dear

  2. I myself was saved by the fact the the fruitcake I ordered never arrived and Mark’s relatives ate up all the cookies (have discovered chai-flavored shortbtread cookies (particularly excellent when dunked in tea, coffer or (lite) eggnog) and may start messing w/the recipe to see if I can get them any more WW friendly)

  3. I wanted to try all of the food items on this one–especially the egg sandwich and soup.

  4. That tofu looks delicious! I love big chunks of tofu like that 🙂

  5. That teapot with the flowers is beautiful, what a lovely present. The tofu main dish looks amazingly good too and the apple pie… wow 🙂
    Congratulations on the willpower, it’s so much harder at Christmas! Glad you had a lovely day 🙂

  6. Yum as usual. I haven’t had an egg sandwich in forever but my dad eats eggs every morning and when I see them on his plate they always look so good.

  7. That egg sandwich looks scrumptious! We had apple pie and it was gone within two days! 😛

  8. Homemade apple pie? Sounds delicious. I am so envious. 🙂

    And I love that blooming tea pot…I have one that I am suddenly inspired to dig out when I get home. They are gorgeous!

    • Hi Ameena! Our friend makes the Best apple pies. Some how he knows just the combo of apples and spices to make it perfectly. You should dig out your pot, it was such fun! I Know you’re having a wonderful time in Paris!!

  9. I have yet to try the famous egg sandwich that everyone seems to be eating here in blog world! 🙂 That homemade pie looks great..I bet it tasted better than store bought! 🙂

    • Hi Shannon! Funny, I’ve been eating the egg sandwiches for years, but I haven’t really done it much since starting the blog. I just felt like it Christmas morning. Try it. It’s very filling, holds you for quite a while!

  10. chinese food and apple pie! thats awesome. I love this little tradition you have.

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