This guy turned 16 today. I flew in just in time to get the family together at the last minute to celebrate at Chompies. I’m happy for Jake and how hard he has worked. Even his driving is improving .. haha. Chompies has a very large menu with food influences from New York. I got corned beef hash and potato pancakes.
I’ve been invited to lots of Christmas parties this year and that means I need to prepare some dishes to bring this year. For one party, I’m trying a new dessert – an eggnog bread pudding with a cranberry rum glaze. I got an early start to make this from scratch.
I made some potato pancakes while preparing my dessert. The mix is now ready go in the oven (I hope the brandy and the rum cook off..). As I was waiting, I made a ham and cheese egg croissant breakfast sandwich to go with the potato pancakes. Of course some piping hot fresh coffee is always a necessity in my place to get the day started.
The dessert is ready for tonight’s Christmas party. We had crab legs for dinner and my dessert was a hit with everyone in attendance. I look forward to making it again next year!