HAPPY, MERRY EVERYTHING

Hello everyone,

Couldn’t let today go by without a quick post to show you where I am at this time.  Cooking central, day two.  I start very early around 4 am and finish up about noontime.  Then I go and crash on the couch for a cat nap before round two begins.

So here’s what I’ve made for Xmas eve dinner.  With all this cooking for tonight you know that Christmas dinner will consist of leftovers!!

COOKING CENTRAL INCLUDING PIZZA SAUCE, MEATBALLS, SAUSAGES AND BRACIOLA AND ZEPPOLI (FRIED DOUGH).IMG_2709

A FAMILY FAVORITE, PIZZA ALLA ANDRA DORIA, A FAMILY SPECIALITY (BEFORE COOKING).IMG_2713

PIZZA STRAIGHT FROM THE OVEN.IMG_2724

CRAB MEET APPETIZERS, IN LIEU OF THE TRADITIONAL FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES, CANNOLI SHELLS TO BE FILLED, PANETTONE, COOKIES, CANDY AND COFFEE CAKE.  OH, AND CHESTNUTS FOR TOMORROW.IMG_2716

MY WAY OF STRAINING THE RICOTTA FOR THE CANNOLI.IMG_2712

MY FAVORITE, LASAGNA, THE WAY MY GRANDMOTHER, FROM AMALFI, MADE LASAGNA.IMG_2714

ARTICHOKES READY FOR THE OVEN.IMG_2722

TAHINI DIP, FAMILY RECIPE SERVED WITH SLICED RED ONIONS, PITA BREAD AND PEPPERONCINI.IMG_2723

THE MOST VISITED SPOT IN THE HOUSE, THE BOOZE NOOK!  WE’LL BE HAVING EGG NOG AND BRANDY TONIGHT AND MIMOSAS AND PASTRIES TOMORROW MORNING.IMG_2718

MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE WHITE FIBER OPTIC TREE MINUS THE ORNAMENTS. DEMI HAS HIDDEN THEN THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE AND SO FAR I’VE ONLY FOUND 3!!IMG_2719

THESE ARE THE BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE CARDS I’VE RECEIVED FROM MY VERY TALENTED CARD MAKING FRIENDS.IMG_2720FROM:  PAT, ROBIN, TINA, CARLA, WINNIE

IMG_2721FROM:  NANCY, MARCIA, LOIS, GERDA, LAURIE, TONI ANN

 

So there you have it.  This is usually the way I spend holidays……cooking, cooking, cooking.  Friday I’ll be cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.  Aren’t the holidays wonderful!!

Wishing you all a most happy holiday season and a prosperous, healthy and creative 2016!

Linda

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Cards, Christmas, Family life, Food, Handmade cards, Holidays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to HAPPY, MERRY EVERYTHING

  1. Robin says:

    It all looks delicious! What time does dinner start? lol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s