And then it was over…Christmas 2011
…and all that’s left are wrappers, boxes and half eaten pieces of candy. It’s so crazy how long it takes for us to prep for this holidayand then how quickly it goes away. This Christmas was amazing though! I got some really great loot, including a sassy pair of riding boots and some fabulous kitchen accessoreis!
I’m not going to lie, the easy bake little set was one of my favorites! For our family (extended with cousins) exchange we had to get a present for the person we picked that reminded them of their youth. I, of course, got an easy bake oven! We made little fudgey treats that tasted REALLY wet. I think we added too much water.
Although the easy bake was a HIT, my cousin got one of the coolest gifts of all, a life size jenga set!
We had a few rousing games of that before we retired last night.
Now, I would be a pretty bad foodie if I didn’t share some of the delicious eats we had! My family does Christmas Eve dinner BIG, not the other way around. So at about 11am, I went over to my grandmas house to help my mom prep the big feast. We had…
A luscious fruit tray
Bubolki [or sauerkraut, wet bread and 14 sticks of butter]
Goat cheese salad with beets and roasted asparagus
One of the many cheese trays
A cheeseball snowman
Rib-eye Beef Roast
A whole lotta wine
and 16,000 cookies.
We also had twice baked potatoes, 4 kinds of hot dip, including artichoke, buffalo chicken and spinach and some hot rolls. Then, on Christmas morning, we enjoyed a delicious sausage breakfast casserole and some pecan crusted french toast! I was a bit, um, not well on Christmas morning so I didn’t grab a photo of them 🙁 But I did get some great photos of the tablescape I helped my aunt create!
It was such a fabulous holiday! Now i’m going to nap, again, for the 2nd time today. Merry day after Christmas!
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