Tuesday, January 17, 2012

vacation: re-visited

It's time for my obligatory Christmas vacation trip re-cap. Of course, the food was incredible, and amazing and was one of the main focuses of my trip. I'm going to post all the photos and names below. If you guys want any of the recipes that aren't linked, let me know which ones, and I'll try to coax them from my Mom. The only one I know for sure that she won't give up is the Special Christmas Torte She Holds Sacred So Don't Even Ask. (All the photos taken by my phone, mostly with Instagram.)

Whole Wheat Waffles with fruit and yogurt and a sauce from the Clinton Street Baking Company cookbook (which I covet greatly - remember how I ate there in New York?). 

 Citrus Wassail (recipe here)

My adorable Mom writes out a menu for the time that I'm home.  

Winter Fruit Salad with Pomegranates (recipe here

Butterhorn Dinner Rolls (recipe here

Roasted Beets 

 Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Compote

Special Christmas Torte She Holds Sacred So Don't Even Ask 

The best Eggs Benedict In The World, made by my Mom. 

Fig Prosciutto Pizza with Spinach, adapted from this recipe 

Prosciutto wrapped Water Chestnuts

Chocolate Dipped Salted Caramels with Fluer De Sel, adapted from this recipe

Apple Pan Dore. Recipe adapted from Mama's Cafe 

Fancy Hot Chocolate. (You whip cream with cocoa and chocolate syrup then put in in warm milk then drink it!)

One of my favorite things to eat of all time. Croque Madame from Cafe De La Presse in San Francisco.

Chocolate Malted Crunch Ice Cream from Thrifty's. (My favorite!) 

Blackberry Cobbler, made by 2.0. Recipe from Joy of Cooking.


em said...

My mom does the same thing! Moms are the best!
Everything looks amazing.
Do you have any single brothers that are 6'? :)

Ash said...

OH my gosh Care...I love your MOm. AND I LOVE Thrifty's Chocolate Malted Crunch...I was introduced this summer and I think it is the best ice cream in America. Seriously. I have one question for your MOm. Did she cook this way when you guys were little? Because if she did I feel like crap;) I totally want to but I just don't have the energy most of the time. I find myself trying to simplify even at Christmas time now...and that scares me!! Hope you are well!! Miss ya!

carolinesbakeshop said...

Em, Mom's are the best, for sure! Also, I don't have any single brothers, just the one married one. Do you have any?

Ash, isn't that ice cream the dreamiest? My mom always cooked a lot and made things from scratch, but I think the fancyness grew more and more, the older we got. Also, things were always fancier on the weekends, as well. You are an amazing mom! Don't even question it for a sec! Miss you too!!

Meg said...

Hi! I am a blog stalker and a total foodie :) I am so glad I happened upon your blog before I went to SF in December. I went to Mama's for breakfast and ordered the Pan Dore. It was amazing! If you mom wants to give up that recipe I would Love her!! I was never able to find a Thrifty's for that ice cream though, so sad because that sounded Delish! Have you been to The Pub at Ghiridelli Square? Sooooo yummy! In the Top 2 Best BBQ places we have been. I got the BBQ Pork on sourdough bread and a side of tommy tots...hello heaven.

carolinesbakeshop said...

Meg, I love blog stalkers, so thank you! I'll see what I can do about getting the Pan Dore recipe. Hers is a little bit different but—I dare say—better. So glad you had a great time in SF! The food is so great, and it's just a wonderful place.

f*bomb. said...

I may have just said a few expletives aloud. Shock. And. Awe.