This year was the first year our little family did not celebrate Christmas with grandparents. I was going to say that we didn’t celebrate with any extended family, but we do have Lillian here, so we’re not entirely family-less!
Like my (Franci) side of the family, we do our family time of reading the story of the birth of Jesus, singing carols and gift giving on Christmas eve.
This year the occasion was preceded by a nice big meal (we normally do more of a finger food thing).
I cooked my first turkey ever and it turned out great and moist. We also had baby potatoes, peas, stuffing, carrot jelly salad and a sweet sweet potato dish, some gravy and cranberry sauce, topped off with Tipsy Tart for dessert.
We celebrated Christmas Day dinner with our pastor’s family, but I wanted to cook something special just for us as well!
Christmas eve evening was ended with some of the Christmas goodies I made this year. (I made fudge, chocolate fudge, prune and port chocolate truffles, lebkuchen, peppernuts and gingerbread men. Hmmmm.)
This is Marica enjoying her Christmas stocking on Christmas morning.