I haven’t been blogging the past couple of days because it has been a bit of a crazy week between getting ready for the holidays and my office downtown flooding, but I thought that it would be nice to show you some photos of our family dinner this year on Christmas Eve.
Cocktail hour in the living room! This year I made a Baked Brie with Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly from Henderson Farms (I posted about their jellies and jams here). Despite the fact that it didn’t quite turn out the way that it was supposed to (kind of flopped over the edges), it was still a big hit.
Our family Christmas tree packed with presents underneath. We really spoiled each other this year.
My lovable cousin and my wonderful Great Aunt. This woman is one of the best cooks in the world and makes knock out cranberry sauce AND our family’s Christmas carrot pudding every year for all of us yahoos.
Whiskey rocked his Christmas sweater and was happy to pick up cracker crumbs everywhere. New nickname – Hoover.
And then this guy showed up around dinnertime! Wow, oh, wow, I love turkey.
And just look at Dad’s mad turkey carving skills. He openly admits that he learned this on Martha Stewart years ago.
These little buns are amazing. They only show up in the grocery stores around this time of year, which makes them such a treat. Plus they make awesome little leftover turkey sandwiches the next day.
The family all around the table in their mandatory Christmas cracker crowns.
My sister’s boyfriend came by for dinner even though it was his birthday. That’s right, he was born on Christmas Eve, and because my sister was born on December 21 they were actually in the same hospital in the same ward when they were newborns.
Now these photos are actually from the Christmas we did with my dad’s family last weekend, but I just had to share a couple of them because these two little muppets are just too cute to resist.
My mother found this adorable igloo tent from IKEA and gave it to the boys with a cute little polar bear stuffed toy. My cousin of course got dragged in there by his son, who then proceeded to take off his socks and insist that anyone that came in his igloo had to take off their socks too.
Those big eyes watch every move that everyone makes. I don’t think anything escapes this little guy. Too cute.
How did your Christmas go? Did Santa bring you anything really special?