Koen and I celebrated Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Roosendaal, first at his Aunt Maartje and Uncle Sjaak’s house and then at the Brörmann house for Christmas. Unfortunately Nikki, Brigiet, and Sofie could not make it to Roosendaal to celebrate with us – Nikki and Brigiet were in Friesland and Sofie was surfing in Spain! Christmas Eve, we all made special dishes – Koen and I made two types of meatballs – and enjoyed an evening with lots of laughter and delicious food. The next day began with Christmas brunch. The entire afternoon we took turns in the kitchen preparing for dinner. I made macarons for the first time! Oma joined us for our delicious dinner which included a game where we guess what Dook is thinking. Koen and I were the winners guessing Roy Donder’s huispak and Oma’s pearl necklace! After dinner we facetimed my family in the States where they were also enjoying Christmas dinner! Also, special thank you to Barbara for the beautiful photos from Christmas!
For Sinterklaas, I must have been very good because I received a lot of delicious goodies from Koen – foie gras, truffle oil, various cheeses, and wine! I am not very patient when it comes to delicious food (I must get that from my father, who always says ironically that patience is his middle name). With that in mind I wanted try to incorporate everything into one decadent dinner!
Decadent Mini-Burgers! My plate is featured below. I created 2 foie gras burgers and 1 Stilton burger! All 3 were drizzled in truffle oil and topped off with raspberry-onion confiture!