I wish I could say that I whipped up an amazing Christmas feast like those Whos down in Whoville, but that wasn't the case. It was a pretty simple affair, made a little bit more interesting with the first-time addition of a beautiful Romanesco broccoli. Lighter green than regular broccoli, with a mild cauliflower taste, it has a fascinating fractal-ly appearance that reminds me of a bunch of little Christmas trees.
We steamed it whole and 'decorated' it with diced red pepper and a yellow cherry tomato on top for a festive touch. The guy at the grocery store said it's pretty easy to grow, so I might give it a try this summer.
(My dog thought it smelled pretty good, though it was probably just the butter.)
The New Year is soon upon us. Best wishes for a safe and healthy start to 2013!