Christmas Eve with the boy’s family.
Awesome spinach salad with blueberries, mandarin oranges, feta, almonds and a poppyseed balsamic vinaigrette.
non-traditional dinner of orange chicken on basmati rice.
Cheesecake for dessert!
Mom loving her new gravity chair!
Turkey, a root vegetable bake, mashed potatoes and peas. Gravy and cranberries added post-picture.
A Bouche De Noel I made for dessert.
I had my extended family celebration yesterday. I didn’t really break out the camera, except to grab a picture of the dessert I made (the most important part, right?)
A gingerbread trifle made with vanilla pudding and chocolate whipped cream. Dinner was fantastic – turkey, roast beef, ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted potatoes, deviled eggs, and cooked carrots. To go with my trifle, there was a peanut butter and chocolate dessert and a pecan apple cheesecake – of course, I tried little bits of everything.
Overall, I had an amazing Christmas. Of course, Santa was good to me (AKA: I got spoiled!) but the most important part was spending time with family and loved ones. I approached the holidays with the attitude that they only come once a year, so I enjoyed them to the fullest – overdoing it on desserts and all. But no regrets – that’s what the holidays are for.
But today Eric and I are heading back home and back to routine. Well, almost – we still have a week and a half of vacation left! I hope everyone had a truly fabulous holiday.
<— How was Christmas? Favourite gift given/received?
<— Anyone have New Years plans yet? I have absolutely no idea what we’re doing this year.
P.S. The pro-looking pictures from Christmas Day? My dad. He’s turning into quite the budding photographer!