It has been a day of decadence here. For the kids, that has meant LEGO and Anki Overdrive and marble runs and books, with occasional grazing. For the adults, it has meant starting the day with Alton Brown’s overnight cinnamon rolls (a perennial favorite here), continuing with my mother-in-law’s amazing sausage casserole, and ending with Ina’s filet mignon with mushrooms and mustard sauce. Ina outdid herself with this recipe (in Cooking with Jeffrey). All of her steak recipes are amazing, but this one is a rockstar. I used one of my Christmas gifts, a medium-size Le Creuset skillet (in a kicky orange), for the mushrooms. This recipe was not complicated or time consuming, but it was delicious.
We’ll go to bed tonight grateful for delicious food, for our sweet little boys, and for the gift of Christmas.