Yummy snacks on Christmas Eve
On Christmas day, Bill and Kayleigh used to go to his mom's house. I'd stay home and try to get our house back in some kind of order after our Christmas Eve celebrations. This year, obviously, Bill and Kayleigh had no where to go so we all lounged around and had a very nerdy Christmas watching these all day:
It was so relaxing. We then had fajitas for dinner - not very traditional! Also, the three of us have very similar senses of humor so one person would make a joke and we would just keep it going. At one point we were laughing so hard we could barely breath! It seemed wrong since we are supposed to be mourning but I think it helped Bill keep his mind off what is coming later in the week. Overall I would say it was a pretty good Christmas considering the circumstances.
Looks like they planned their outfits but they didn't!
1 1/2 T olive oil
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 T tomato paste
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes1 cup vegetable broth or water
1/4 cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped
3-4 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
5 pepperoncini, chopped
1 tsp pepper
1 T salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until nice and caramelized Add the garlic and cook two minutes. Add the tomato paste, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until the sauce thickens. Taste the sauce after about 10 minutes and add more salt and/or sugar if needed.
NOTE: If you don't have pepperoncini on hand, add 3 T balsamic vinegar at the very end.