Yes yes, Christmas is almost here!
Can you feel it?
OK, today I made...
My stepmom's fruity butter shortbread cookies,
and they are DA BOMB!
Special holiday amaretto krispie balls:
Some weird "bonbons de noël" recipe I found in my mom's old cookbook,
I messed up and they are waaaay too sweet...
Farm fresh eggs, bacon, corn, spinach, green onions and cheese
with a hint of smoked chipotle peppers:
At my two brothers' request,
(they ask every year lol)
here are my mint rocky road squares:
And although these little meatballs look pretty gross in the photo,
they are very tender and tasty -
smothered in a roasted red pepper bbq sauce, mmm!
So. Presents are all wrapped and snuggled under the tree and I've done all my xmas baking bar one dish (smoked salmon pasta salad), which needs to be made fresh on the 25th just before leaving for my bro's place - we're having our family potluck buffet with gift exchange, it's always great fun :)
Everyone's contributing lots of yummy food and peripherals for the buffet table so I may have to wear pants with an elastic waist. And no chest-constricting bra. OK fine, everyone in jammies! Yey!
The day started out rough though...
Sigh. Yet more snow.
Enough for Vegas to haul out Big Bertha in order to get the car on the road -
see him waaaay over there near the stables?
(click if you're near-sighted, lol)
So in order to combat eye fatigue due to intense white
and gloomy greys,
and because he's just the Best Husband Evar,
he brought me home this gorgeous (and huge!) Christmas bouquet -
I am so! spoiled!!
I may have to marry him all over again :-D
Tomorrow night, the 24th, is reserved for Vegas and I (and the doggies, of course) - not sure what we're having for dinner but afterwards will be cheesy xmas elevator muzak, santa hats on our heads and the ripping open of presents and stockings, yay!
This is my last post until boxing day, so from the bottom of my heart I wish you all a very merry Christmas (whether you celebrate it or not!), may joy, love, happiness and peace wrap you all in a warm embrace of health and wealth - the soul kind.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
/end of Festivus Oven post/