Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Christmas for the past two days has looked a lot like this.  A fire crackling away in the fireplace:
Julia has barely been out of her pajamas and robe. She's usually reading something.
Yesterday Adam began making his turtles. He's not very happy with them this year. He got his hands on some misbehaving chocolate. I told him they still taste delicious.
As you know, yesterday was Philip's birthday.  He requested burgers on the grill and homemade fries for supper. The burgers are made with Greek seasonings. Philip grilled the burgers in the cold. Adam made the fries.  I warmed the beans in the oven.  Yeah, I know. I have such a rough life :)
More food gifts came our way last night at our church's Candlelight Service. These cookies are so adorable. I wonder if it does psychological damage to us that we learn as children to bite the heads off cookie men?
Friends at church gave us a poinsettia after the service.
The carnage this morning in the living room.  Julia was allowed up at 7:00 to investigate her stocking.  Presents were opened at about 9:00, out of consideration to the teenagers who love sleeping in above all else.
Adam made monkey bread for breakfast for our sweet-tooth girls.
And I made Christmas Breakfast Casserole for the rest of us.
Here's the simple recipe.  It's very moist and yummy.

8 eggs, beaten in a large bowl
6 slices of bread, cubed
1 lb. sausage, browned and crumbed
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mustard

Mix these together well, and pour into 9x13 baking dish.  Put 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350º for 35 minutes.

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