Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Recap & Happy New Year

Hello friends-
Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Sorry I didn't mean to disappear the whole month of December. It was really filled beyond the brim. All fun & wonderful but I barely made it through at the tail end with just so much needing to be done in such a short period of time. I have a handful of posts that I started when i had just a moment, but time just got away from me.
Our Christmas was enjoyable. There is something magical about Christmas Eve so we choose to have our "fancy" meal that night and a casual brunch on Christmas {and gasp...dare I say, leftovers from the night before for our Christmas meal}. This year for Christmas I did a little English inspired meal complete with Christmas crackers. This was the first time I ever made popovers and can I tell you, it could be love! Good thing since I bought a special pan for them.
Christmas morning was an early one for me since I wanted to get up before the boys woke to have our annual Christmas morning donuts {chocolate iced with sprinkles this year} all ready to eat. Luck would have it they slept in pretty late that day {that rarely happens}. So, I just put some Christmas music on, snuggled on the sofa by the lit tree drinking a cappuccino waiting for the rest of the house to wake. The rest of the day we just lounged around and played with the boys and their new toys { I even snuck in an afternoon nap}.

So, can I play a little catch up?

Here are some highlights of our past month.


English inspired Christmas Eve menu:


Potato chip & herb crusted beef tenderloin
Gruyere & thyme popovers
Roasted pear & blue cheese salad
Jam & whip cream trifle
Christmas cookies

Wishing you a very healthy & happy New Year!





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