Thursday, December 22, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Is More Than 243 Followers

SERIOUSLY folks. I have been at that number for months. For the luva Redd Foxx, it is RIDIC. I know, I know - the number shouldn't matter, but just like the number on the scale everyday, unfortch, it does.


Okay, enough whining about that. Let's talk food again. Yesterday I came across a recipe in my local paper that trumped my Guinness Shepherd's Pie Christmas dinner. It was a revelation. The inspiration for an entirely new Christmas Day menu. Let's talk turkey, shall we? Or pork, as the case may be.


I present to you...

Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Cranberry Sauce. Y to the U to the Mmmmmm...

Let's take it a step further though. We're gonna side that with this:



Cheesy Polenta with cream cheese and Parmesan. Uh huh - das right - TWO kinds of cheese. Can you handle it? The Hubs can't, so I'll throw in some roasted potatoes, since "he doesn't liiiiiike polentaaaaahhhh...." Sheesh - whine a little more, why don't you? I thought the creamy mild polenta would pair well with the spicy pork. TOP CHEF IN DA HOUSE!!!


Don't stop now though. Let's add this to the menu:



Bacon. Walnuts. Brussell Sprouts. GOOOOOD.


And for dessert? The piece de resistance...



Banoffee Pie, courtesy of Curtis Stone. DOUBLE YUM. Don't take my word for it though, check it with your own damn peepers....



You're welcome.


Tis my Christmas gift to you. Seriously though, folks - meet me at camera three.


Whether I have 243 followers or 43 followers, you all are the reason I show up everyday. I truly treasure the friendships I have made through ye olde bloggity ogg, and sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Through my bouts of sadness or weirdness or too much talk about farting, ya'll are the wind beneath my wings. Love love love!!

Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: F21
Shoes: Thrifted
Bracelet: F21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Target

Merci!
Shan

10 comments:

40thingsin40days said...

Merry. Christmas. I am #244!! I read the blog daily, so it's simply shameless that it took me so long to become a stalker. You rock my world and make me laugh (snort). Thanks for that! :) Now I shall go read the rest of your post....

MerciBlahBlah said...

YAY!!!! FINALLY you broke the dreaded 243 follower curse! Glad to have you as an OFFICIAL follower.

mwah.
Shan

Jenna said...

Shannan-

I have been following for some time, but have never commented...shame on me! Just wanted to say you are my first read every day, and you have turned me on to some of my other favorite blogs. Glad you show up every day. Happy holidays to you and yours!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Awww, Jenna - thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoy it, and glad I could introduce you to some other cool blogs!! Happy Holidays to you too!

Shan

Bri said...

Curtis. Stone. I actually read your post, scrolled back up to look at him, scrolled back down, back up again. And after I leave this comment I will peep upon his face one last time before kissing my screen. Does he still do that show where he picks up women at the store and takes them home to cook dinner? I always died laughing at how their husbands/boyfriends would pretend to be really excited that this hot piece of chef ass was getting all homey in their kitchen with the mrs. HA!

Ly said...

I love your shoes! 243? Well make that 244 :)

http://www.lyzhang.com

Girlie Blogger said...

Nice outfit - casual and chic.

Wow. The chops look delicious.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Have a great Christmas! Here's to more followers in the new year! xoxo

alyssa said...

i love that striped sweater! totally fun

xx
alyssa
http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

Courtnee said...

You know I read you every day and crack up! You are one of my faves! Merry Christmas and happy new year!