I decided to go with steamed lobster and they came out perfectly tender. Yum! Lobster dinner is not complete without corn on the cob, in my opinion.
I also ordered some clam chowder, which I just had to heat up and serve.
For dessert, I used some leftover Harry and David pears to make a pear pie. This is probably the best pie I have ever made! Cinnamon-y and sweet, but not too sweet.
I went all out for Christmas dinner as well with pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, rapini and cranberry sauce. The rack of lamb was my masterpiece of the meal.
After dinner, we headed over to see some Christmas lights. We didn’t get to do many Christmas-y activities this year in Albuquerque, like the River of Lights or the Luminaria Tour, but I hope we can next year.
When we arrived home, it was time for dessert. I made Raisin Bread’s number 1 favorite pie: coconut custard pie. I am not a fan of coconut so this pie was all for him.
Although we didn’t have a white Christmas, we had a white Boxing Day. This was the first real snow we have had since moving to Albuquerque, and it was Gus’s first experience with snow. He absolutely loved it.