Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day

Due to the late night/early morning Christmas shenanigans, I didn't wake up Christmas morning until about 9:00 AM (that was still about only six hours sleep). We spent what was left of the morning and early afternoon just yawning and putzing around. We were going to Carla's family for Christmas dinner.

Sidebar: I can't believe I was walking around outside on Christmas Day in a T-shirt!

Not wanting to ruin anybody's menu by bringing a dish, I made some Peppermint Bark again.  Having learned my lesson the last time, I had thought to bring an offset spatula I picked up in Michigan.

The recipe was the same, but this time I had Jake to help me. Just before we left, he cut it up. I guess his fridge is set lower than mine, because I easily cut the first batch, while this one just sort of snapped and broke apart.

Finally, it was time to go. It was a large gathering of extended family and friends and we ate (eventually, after a lot of visiting) buffet style. There was WAY too much food! Turkey, stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green beans, candied yams (two different kinds made by two different people), potato salad, pasta salad, macaroni and cheese and fresh baked dinner rolls. For dessert, there was either pecan pie or sweet potato pie.

Can you say "STUFFED?"

We finally said our goodbyes (Jake and Carla's little nephew kissed me goodbye when I picked him up to hug him) and we headed back home.

In spite of severe turkey coma, we stayed up another hour and then Carla said she was going to bed. I followed her lead, while Jake said he would be up after watching a movie. He lasted 20 minutes or so, he admitted the next moring.

I planned on reading for a while, but my eyes were heavy. So I shut off the light and went to sleep, my own self.

Merry Christmas to All!

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