Cubby Bear has already used his tool set Grumpy Gramps to put together the bird house you sent him. I will take pictures of it after he paints it. Those are real tools, Dear Reader and not plastic. A truly inspired gift for a hard working Cub. ~:>I believe all was excited by their gifts. We had fun watching the boys zip through the wrapping paper and such while drinking our morning coffee in front of the tree. Yesterday, I spent the day baking and made: 6 buttermilk pies, 3 pumpkin cheese cakes, 2 lemon angel food cakes and 4 dozen cookies. Then today, we shared our table with Mrs. Lily and her mom both are excellent friends and I hope this becomes a tradition for us. Our Christmas dinner was as follows:
I made 'Dana' the duck and the spiral ham Grumpy Gramps sent to us as our main course. Doesn't she look absolutely yummy? She has a orange glaze and was stuffed with mushrooms, apples, carrots, oinions, celery, and spices from Flartopia.
Our side dishes were: a kicked up Stove Top Stuffing with Dana's leftover diced items, mashed sweet potatoes, Greek salad above, 3 veg medley, tsatzki, hot crab & bacon dip,Deviled eggs provided by our hens, biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and rolls served with iced tea. It was such a good meal and so special having the ladies over we sent them each home with their own pies. We also gave the neighbors two pies, a cake, and cheese cake since, they had family coming in for a visit. My motto -- "Take care of your neighbors and perhaps they will take care of you when help is needed."
Tomorrow will be another long day for hubby and I since, we are going to a car dealership to buy a new car. Hubby's has 240K miles on his Honda so it's best to get him a car since he puts a 1,000 miles a week to and from work.
Whelppers peeps, I am eggshausted. I just wanted to wish all who pass this way a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Much love and well wishes I send to all on this most beautiful night.