Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I had grandiose visions floating through my head of a clever 'Twas the Night Before Christmas post. Alas and alack, fate conspired against me. I had to work yesterday and my company did not let us leave early. That seriously cut into blogging time and last minute preparations!

We're in town this Christmas and opted to stay at home, instead of visiting friends and local family (that celebration is next weekend). The hibernation instinct is strong in us this year. However, staying home gives us plenty of time relax and eat ourselves silly play in the kitchen. Christmas Eve dinner:

Everything was very good, although the bourbon in the sweet potatoes tasted very raw.

And then it was Christmas! I was up a little after 6:00 this morning and finished wrapping Tom's presents. We exchanged gifts over morning coffee. I do believe we are the only couple who has a matching set of half-sheet pans!

Christmas breakfast:

  • Bloody Marys

  • Grapefruit

  • Baked Pear Pancake with Gingered Maple Syrup

The rest of the day has been rather leisurely. Tom went over to friend's house to install a new kitchen faucet while I worked on the running club newsletter.

Tonight's dinner:

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. It's hard to believe that the new year is just around the corner. Where did the year go?

Emma's thinking that maybe it's in the tree.


Sheepish Annie said...

Merry Christmas! Your day sounds just about perfect. And Emma couldn't be cuter... Nothing like a cat under the tree for Christmas!

PurlingPirate said...

Merry Christmas!!! Your Christmas sounds much more relaxing and better tasting then mine!!! Things will get better for me now though. My folks are here and Mom brought a carload of food with her! Much better then the food poisoning I got at my in-laws yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Ostrich huh? I have heard that it is good, but never known anyone to make it. What does it taste like. Baked Pear Pancake? YUM!!!! The picture of Emma is great!!!

KSee said...

I am salivating. I do not cook so eating virtual is nice. Merry Christmas. I hope Emma did not find what she was looking for up in the tree.