Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Twas The Night Before Christmas
It is the day before Christmas, and all through our house, peace and happiness reign.
The shopping for gifts is long finished, well except for a last minute special request, that Thanks to Amazon was delivered on time. J asked for a new larger ironing board, I must be married to the only man in the country that would ask for a new ironing board as a special gift for himself.
The kitchen is stocked with goodies, we are tying something new this year, beef-tenderloin instead of a turkey. We like turkey and turkey is a great centerpiece for a dinner for 6 to a 100 people. For the two of us, even a small turkey is a bit much. So we are trying the most expensive cut of beef I could find. I will make a cream of mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and either brussel sprouts or green beans to go with it. Potatoes are a special treat, we eat a lower-carb diet these days.
I have a homemade fruitcake, and what J calls a Godfrey pie, 8 oz cream cheese, 12 oz can sweetened-condensed milk, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and vanilla to taste, in a gram cracker crust. It was my father's favorite. There is a bottle of bubbly chilled in the refrigerator (if I remember to open it, it has been there since before Thanksgiving.)
I will do my daily hour of penance on the treadmill, and maybe take the convertible out for a drive if the weather is sunny.
Then not a creature will stir, sleep will overtake us, if tiny reindeer land on the roof, they will be 11 stories above us, just like Amazon, Santa can use the freight elevator.
May peace be with you and yours.
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A very Happy Yuletide to you both luv!!!🎄🎄🎄ReplyDelete
Ho-ho-ho! Have wonderful Christmas!Delete
fugly holiday sweater there.ReplyDelete
the hamster isn't the only one asking for something practical. a blogger friend asked for a kitchenaid mixer and got it. we are getting a new dishwasher after the holidays; ours died 2 weeks ago.
i have made godfrey pie before - dee-lish! we also have a bubbly in the fridge for tonight. and finger foods.
a quiet holiday awaits us all. thanks for the pretty card!
Enjoy the dishwasher, that is a thoughtful gift.Delete
I've bought my partner nothing. I should have bought him a new ironing board to iron my shirts.ReplyDelete
Only if he asked for it, otherwise it is not a good idea.Delete
Your Christmas sounds ideal. We bought a really high-end ironing board and iron. My request from Santa s someone to actually iron!ReplyDelete
I don't do ironing, the reason we had a cheap ironing board in the house, is I didn't see why we should have one at all.Delete
Happy Holidays to you and J! You gotta love a man who wants an ironing board . . . .ReplyDelete
Last year I bought him a robot vacuum cleaners, Mr. Rumba is very very good.Delete