We had a spectacular day, riding our bikes across the city to have our annual Christmas Eve brunch of merriment and cheer, with long-time friends. The roads were clear – no snow here (yet) and the temperature was just above freezing. It was beautiful!
On the way home, we stopped in Kensington market to get Christmas chickens for dinner tomorrow night.
Then we raced home to set the table and finish the last preparations for the beginning of our feasting. I can’t wait to tell you about the fantastic Occitan beef stew we served tonight. But that will have to wait, because once again….
‘Twas the night before Christmas
But this year as (please see last year at this same time) I mixed cookie and bread dough, wrapped presents, vaccuumed and decorated the house as best I could, I knew that Christmas is still Christmas without a tree.
We hung the stocking out of reach of the furry fiend. (We think…) But I sure hope that Santa can reach the stockings! And that furry fiends dressed in shiny black fur can’t….
Here’s to all having a very merry Christmas!!!
- buttermilk cluster
- cherry snowballs (use dried cherries rather than those revolting luridly coloured Maraschino cherries)
- Ginger Shortbread
- Cheese cookies
- Roast Chicken (or Turkey) with Oatmeal Dressing
- Cranberry Sauce
Ha! Some things never change. Remind me to make cranberry sauce first thing tomorrow!!