Christmas morning and we awaken to chilly temperatures in the house.
We are presently without our furnace and heating has been a challenge.
But our spirits are high and we will rejoice and celebrate on this Christmas morn!
The buffet/grazing station is set up.
The menu is jotted down on this cute little blackboard.
(It is barely legible now after all the cooking as it is just above the stove).
It announces that the offerings are pumpkin bread, coffee cake, little sausages (aka cocktail sausages), charcuterie, OJ, chocolate milk and hot chocolate.
It also included chips and salsa remaining from our Christmas Eve festivities, sweet dips with fruit and crackers and cookies remaining from the open house.
It was a feast!!!
The stockings were opened,
including one for the cat and dog. I wish I had better pictures but there was a bit of frenzy when the treats were smelled by the four-legged family members.
Then packages were opened.
And everything was a hit ... especially the kitty treats for Othello.
After presents and major munching we all parted ways for a moment. The boys went off to enjoy their gifts and I went to the kitchen to prepare yet another feast.
Here is the dinner menu.
(Note: I didn't get the cobbler made... maybe for the new year festivities!)
The feast and...
...the obligatory pre-feasting family around the table photo.
I hope you and yours had a very merry (and not-at-all chilly) Christmas!!!
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6