Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Tom is watching his tradition of "A Christmas Carol" to help him get into the spirit of the holiday.
So far this has been an easy day. Miss T and I cut out cookies and baked them. I made a dressing for a mixed fruit dish that was a hit tonight at Nanny's. Also the sweet potato and apple casserole was deeeelish! 2 new recipe's I tried that turned out well!!
The sweet potato/apple was easy...sliced 1 large peeled sweet potato and 2 granny smith apples and layered them in a casserole dish. Sprinkled Allspice, Cinnamon and a bit of Nutmeg on them; sprinkled 1/2 cup of brown sugar over that; added dots of butter (1/4 c cut into small pieces) and a handful of Craisins. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes covered....nice! Bet it would be just as good in a pastry too!
The fruit was effortless too...blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, grapes all mixed well. The dressing was a sugar/water/honey/lime juice/zest concoction that boiled for 1 minute then was cooled in the fridge for 1 hour. I poured it into the fruit. It called for individual fruit bowls and "add your own", but I figured let em marinate!
So I had enough of the juice leftover tonight and cut up 1 apple and 1 orange into it so that hubby and I can have that tomorrow night with our leftovers from Mom's.
I plan to tell Miss T about the plane ride tomorrow at Mom's. All those people can "help" convince her that it's OK. I hope and pray she doesn't panic. Sometimes it's hard enough to get her on an elevator! Imagine a PLANE!
Well, it's getting close to Santa time here on the East Coast...guess I'd better go to bed so the big guy can make a drop off.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT!!