Christmas dinner in Georgia, accompanied by a light snowfall outside the window. For mama, brother, and me.
Clockwise, starting with the big yellow rectangle on the left: macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, collards, potatoes and carrots, pot roast, corn, and baked sweet potatoes. That's a lot of good eatin' for just three people. 'Twas a pity that Tiny Tim wasn't around to join the fun.
Mom prepared the pot roast, which was cooked in her trusty Crock-Pot along with these here root vegetables.
I did the collards. Not exactly true to the Southern tradition, as they were not simmered with a ham hock, but they came out tasty nonetheless with vegetable stock and chopped onions.
The macaroni and cheese was just...baked heart attack, basically. But Christmas ain't Christmas without a little baked heart attack.
Paula Deen's Cheesy Mac
Ditto for the green bean casserole. But hey, at least there were real vegetables hidden deep in all that butter.
Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole
It all made for quite a lovely table. Notice that there are no place settings; we decided to go buffet style.
And of course it was all set off by my mother's lovely centerpiece, featuring pine, eucalyptus, and magnolia leaves from her own yard. The candy canes added a festive bit of whimsy!
Merry Christmas to all.