Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas and snow are a-comin!

The above pic is me and my siblings, Christmas Eve, probably 1967. One of our poor Mom's attempt to get a "nice" shot of the kids. Check out my brother's dirty socks. From the left you have Cheesecake Maven, brother John, Sister #3, and Mnmom.

We've got a snowstorm on the way, which of course means another trip to the grocery store for staples like egg nog and butter.

Christmas Eve we'll be having our traditional Italian feast with some paisanos in town. We're bringing the antipasti tray, bread, and dessert. Christmas Day we'll do our traditional waffles with strawberries and whipped cream followed by a day of appetizers. Then on the 26th it's off to snowy hilly NE Iowa for a few days with extended family. My SIL's sister and family are coming up from S. Carolina just in time for all this snow.

Here's what I'm cooking, and someone better eat it, over the next few days.
How about you? What's up at your house?:


Antipasti platter for Xmas eve pot luck dinner









Tiramisu









Crab meat and cream cheese rangoon, and homemade egg rolls
Hot shredded chicken and cheese sandwiches - to take to Iowa
Steak and gorgonzola appetizers (from frozen)
Sliders










I have very confused spirituality, and it makes sense to no one but me. Check out Dr. Monkey's wonderful essay on his atheist love of Christmas. His comes close.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

11 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

Yeah - I would totally scarf on all that delicious food!

Hope your trips go well!

SkylersDad said...

You are beyond cute!! Have a great Christmas!

michaelg said...

Feed. Me.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for the link. Have a happy holiday.

kirby said...

I think my parents had that same green sofa. I know my brother had those same dirty socks.

Cheesecake Maven said...

CANNOT WAIT FOR Y'ALL TO COME DOWN HERE!!!!! LOVE YOU and MERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY!

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Some Guy said...

That all looks delicious! Have a great holiday, MNMom!

Shan said...

Love it all. As for us, it's sledding with friends this a.m., crashing their church's family vespers service in the late afternoon, then an appetizers supper with carols on the stereo and gift opening. Tomorrow, we'll having homemade pancakes from a thoughtful gift (the ingredients in a jar), then a big dinner I'll cook later in the day. Oh, and of course Santa presents in the a.m. Probably more sledding and playing in the snow. Lots of sweets. Eggog! Fudge! Cookies! Hopefully, fun, food, and relaxation. Drive safely and enjoy the holiday. We love you!

Churlita said...

That all sounds so wonderful and delicious. I'm mixing it up. I'm making Christmas hummus with pita for an appetizer and then a Christmas lasagna.

Merry Christmas!

joe said...

1967 was an excellent year indeed ;^)