The weekend before Christmas, Travis and I decided to celebrate our first Christmas together. We started on Friday night as soon as Trav got home from work with a date night. For dinner we made one of our favorites, a BBQ chicken pizza. Simple, easy and delish! Then it was off to the IMAX theatre to watch an early screening of Mission : Impossible - Ghost Protocol. The movie was definitely entertaining and we both enjoyed it, especially in IMAX.
BBQ Chicken Pizza!
On Saturday morning we made a pot of coffee and drank it in bed with the pups. After, we came downstairs opened our stockings and a few presents. Travis opened up his big present from me, a new pair of Costas sunglasses as well as the board game Trivial Pursuit. Travis did a great job and really surprised me with a beautiful coffee colored crocodile Kate Spade tote for school!
Later that evening we drove down to Hershey to watch the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet perform the Nutcracker.
At the show
And on Sunday we spent the day prepping and cooking our first Christmas feast! Travis brined the turkey on Saturday using an orange, beer and rosemary recipe. We also made mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, and cheesy onions (recipe curtesy of Gail Tufte). It was so much fun to spend time in the kitchen with Travis, listening to Christmas music and learning how to cook new dishes. I am thinking more of these dinners are in our future.
Glazing the turkey
Using our new china
Finally using some of our beautiful wedding gifts
And a homemade chocolate lava cake with whipped cream
Then we finished off the evening with some competitive Trivial Pursuit