We had a wonderful Christmas lunch today!
I invited just three people,
as I felt I could only do something small this year.
But it was so special!
Final Menu was...
~- Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites (Trader Joes)
~Chocolate (a gift from a friend who was there!)
~Green Tea and Chamomile Citrus tea both by Mighty Leaf
~Ree's Creamy Mashed Potatoes with roasted garlic and shallots
~The last jar of my Husband's parents beans from their garden in Ohio, before they moved
~Homemade Apple Sauce (2015)
~Cranberry Sauce (1 bag cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, boil until cranberries are popping
and it seems done, then cool and it thickens; recipe for this is from Ocean Spray Cranberry bag!)
~Salad made by guest
Warmed Bread with salted butter on table
~Cheese Cake from Cheesecake Factory with these toppings:
~drunken cherries (dried cherries re-hydrated in brandy)
~Chocolate and Orange Sauce from PEI
~Dulce de Leche Milk Caramel (Trader Joes)
Wittle Truffel tea + Christmas in Paris tea (Stash tea)
with cream and sugar optional
It was so very nice!
One of the friends I had over is expecting her third child
and had not been to my home before because it's over an hour drive
from her place + 2 young kids.
We had such a nice time of fellowship, the three ladies
with myself and my Husband.
So that was a blessing.
I think the meal was exactly what I hoped it would be,
warm, relaxing (my two friends helped me with the last details,
I was running late due to various things that happened yesterday
and I ran out of steam last night so I did not have the table set
the night before like I usually do).... but it all worked out and was delicious!
I hope to do one more Christmas dinner,
God willing, with my dear friend and her son, our Munchkin,
on Theophany night.
That menu will include...
~Turkey with Egg Noodle Casserole (An Amish recipe)
~Stuffing if I can find it (it's frozen!)
~Broccoli (if it's not in the casserole, I need to look at
the recipe again!)
~Hot Apple Cider
Dessert will include...
~Cranberry Pie (if I can find it!)
~Tea and Hot Chocolate
Tomorrow DV is St Basil's Day and the Circumcision of Christ,
is the Church New Year and happens to be our
Church Christmas Party also.
I had so much fun decorating the house with the
Christmas towels, Christmas Dishes, playing Christmas music...
It was a really nice day and I am really grateful for it.
And that we are currently not sick like we were a year ago!
Praying that we do *not* get sick this year...
so many have a terrible flu this winter,
I am hearing about it in different States and also Provinces of Canada.
May God have mercy on us and save us all!
Christ is born!