Hello, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday full of the four F‘s (family, friends, food, and fun)! Before I bombard you with a collection of pictures likely of interest to approximately 0.0000001% of the Internet-using population, I want to thank you for your kind and encouraging feedback on last Friday‘s post. I appreciate every single comment and email – it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has struggled with fitting into a new area, even at the ripe ol’ age of 28. I appreciate this online community more and more with each post.
On to Christmas! We’ve been mighty busy this past week. For example, we’ve played board games over Maddie’s watchful eye (this gem is called Small World and I’m totally kicking bottom):
Swearing oaths of office 😉
Handing out presents:
And feasting our eyes AND stomachs.
Christmas Eve dinner at Peter’s grandparents’ house:
And Christmas Day dinner at Peter’s parents’ house (my seat is in the upper right next to the roasted sweet taters. Mmm, tasty.):
Holiday menus at Casa Peter’s family are pretty similar from year to year. No need to mess with tradition, so I just enjoy the tastes of Peter’s childhood.
Peter’s dad carving the turkey (no smoked turkey this time!):
Roasted Brussels sprouts:
My plate (mashed potatoes, turkey, sweet potato, random raw broccoli and carrot sticks, roasted Brussels sprouts):
Peter’s dad made his famous apple pie, as well as a pecan pie:
Peter and I split a few slices.
And that’s it! More quality time with family + less ogling at pictures = YES. Besides, I need to finish wiping the floor with Peter and his brother in Small World.
Stay tuned for a fun recipe on Monday!
Q: How was your holiday? Any memorable foods/dishes?