Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Joyeux Noel!
Christmas Eve was low key here, assembling filling boxes after boxes of baked goods and preparing for dinner with the family today.
Each year I put together a variety of treats and B. helps with the wrapping and of course tasting "reject" cookies. Pistachio and cocoa nibs cookies, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter fudge, key lime meltaways, brownies, sables cookies, homemade marshmallows, truffles and salted butter caramel popcorn.
Even though I would not mind starting with dessert, there is duck on the menu this year with a sausage and chestnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, greens beans with pancetta, and wild rice. Dessert ? Well, I'll tell you more about this weekend...promise!
We finished decorating the tree just the other night and I just love sitting in the dark looking at it. The magic of Christmas...a time for reflection and cheers, joy and remembrance...
...and also of a little fun....Looks like Santa had his clothes dry on time to visit everybody...down to his suspenders!
All the best to you!