Christmas Eve! What a delightful day. I spent the morning listening to Christmas music and Alan Maitland's reading of Fredrick Forsyth's The Shepherd, while I prepped components and baked for Christmas.
The menu is delightful, festive, delicious. We will be serving breakfast, brunch, and dinner with family members; few things make me happier! I won't post our menu until after the holiday, though; too many family and friends read the blog, and I always enjoy keeping my menu a secret (except from Mandatory, my protégé).
Red cherry jelly candies for snacking... bread baked for stuffing, vegetables and sausage chopped and prepped for the stuffing, pumpkin cake baked and awaiting a brown sugar glaze, turkey immersed in brining water, several gallons of orange juice for breakfast and brunch, fruit chopped and prepped, and always - dishes, dishes, dishes, washed, dried, put away! There will be a lot more work to do tonight after the evening Christmas Eve service, in preparation for Christmas Day.
I ended with a quick breakfast of egg on toast, bacon, and chai tea mix with milk.
What a celebration!
Christmas is almost here - are you ready?!
I sure am.