Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Monday, December 25, 2006
Christmas Countdown Challenge -- Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I hope that you all had as wonderful a day as we did.
We started out with an early-morning walk while our egg brunch casserole baked. After breakfast, we opened a couple of stocking presents, then had our devotions and enjoyed a phone call from special friends in Arizona.
Then we cooked for Christmas dinner, which we took to my parents' home and shared with them. We had a sumptuous meal of turkey breast, chicken pie, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, gravy, peas, rolls, and cranberry sauce. Dessert choices included apple pie with ice cream, cake, and cookies. We did all the cleanup there before returning home.
In the evening we went to Jim and Carrie's for an hour or two and enjoyed a nice visit with them and the kiddos.
After our return home we enjoyed a Christmas phone call from our youngest, currently with her husband and baby in the West Indies on a mission building project.
Throughout the day we opened stocking stuffers. We skipped supper and just had a bedtime snack of cheese & crackers and some Christmas tea. A splendid day!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.