Our Christmas was yesterday since the girls were gone for the real Christmas. We made them wait till we could all be together. We combined Christmas & New Year’s dinners, had family over, opened gifts and somewhat reflected on the last year. Ok, me – not really because I basically cooked and cleaned all day long. I’m not complaining by any means because I loved every minute of it, it makes me feel quite productive. Plus they say food equals love, so it was a day filled with love – fattening, buttery and sugary ladened love!
We had our traditional prime rib with balsamic mushrooms with bernaise sauce, mashed potatoes with green onions & cheese (I was too lazy to fry bacon), momma made the black eyed peas, collard/turnip greens and I made some cornbread. For dessert I made rugelah, banana spilt trifle and homemade cream puffs! Man I love those things!! I did well, I managed to eat only 3 so I wouldn’t seem like a complete pig!
We opened gifts after dinner. I received the most wonderful homemade gifts from the girls – a taggie pillow and a painted silhouette of a bird on a branch. (I had to beg for that one, but I won. LOL) The better half had me loads of surprises, even though we’d already had our Christmas!! An air fryer, my snoopy sheets, my konmari tidy up book I wanted, my 21 day fix stuff! So exciting!! Can’t wait to use it all!
Enjoyed having the in-laws over, they’re always fun. It was a lovely beginning to a brand new year. I am truly blessed.