Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fun Monday - Christmas Just Past

Our Fun Monday hostess this week is Sayre, and she wants to know:

What was the most touching, wonderful part of Christmas for you this year?
AND what was the craziest, stupidest, funniest part this year?

The most touching, wonderful part of Christmas... that's a tough one. This is the first year that we have had family members join us for Christmas. Typically it is just my family of three, or in some years a few friends who, like us, have far flung family, will stop by for brunch. But this year my mother and brother were able to join us for a few days. Diva was delighted to have them here to share Christmas with, and her delight was contagious.

The craziest, stupidest, funniest part - that's a lot easier. Kitchen errors tend to abound in our household. Typically they are mine (which is one of the reasons why Kilowatt cooks) but this year he got in on the act by confusing a Tablespoon with a Teaspoon. Not a big deal in some recipes; unfortunately, a big deal when you are making bread. Let's just say the first batch of bread was a bit flat and salty. Then there was my accidental overdoing the butter in the sweet potato recipe. Who knew that the stick of butter was supposed to go in the topping, not the potatoes themselves? Oops. Very heavy, greasy potatoes. And who besides me would try a new recipe out on company on Christmas Day? The dressing recipe left a bit to be desired -- like moisture. But no worries, we had plenty to eat anyway!

And here's that promised photo of our snow - better late than never! Yes, we had a White (and cold) Christmas. Although today it was in the mid-50's so the white stuff is going away fast.


Jan said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful Christmas, despite the recipe mishaps. Actually those things can happen to anyone, but I've never heard of so many for one occasion! Happy New Year.

Sayre said...

I am so jealous of your snow! Our Christmas was spent in shorts and t-shirts, which really isn't very Christmas-y.

I never have trouble with finding some touching, wondrous bit - but the funny, crazy or stupid doesn't usually stump me the way it did this year. Well, except for the weather thing.

Pamela said...

Our snow,too, is being assaulted by a warm Chinook wind blowin' in over the Blues.

You have me giggling about your cooking ordeals. You know, I'm another person who tries out new recipes on guests. Sometimes it works out. But, we should learn to try them on ourselves first. (But who cooks when guests aren't coming? bwaa ha ha ha)

{i}Post said...

It is good to know I am not the only one prone to kitchen mishaps! I am totally jealous of your White Christmas! Here in MD it was near 60. Yesterday it was near 70. Usually by this time of year we've had some snow, darn it!

Molly said...

Having your family join you this Christmas must have been a joy, and you had snow too. Happy New Yeare to you. Diva, and the cook.

Faye said...

Keep hoping for a white Christmas since everyone is close by. No luck for Kentucky. Like you, I have a small family so usually spend part of Christmas with friends. Our cooking mishaps make the day so much more fun. And, as you say, there's always plenty even if some recipes don't turn out as they should.

All the best to you and yours in '09, CruiseMom.

hulagirlatheart said...

So glad your mom and brother got to visit. I'll bet that was nice. And thanks for the snow picture! I'm not jealous, but I am fascinated by it.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year !