A quick Christmas in review...from the year I think I've taken the least photos ever...
Christmas Eve dinner at the Red Wing Restaurant, with a visit to the farm first
And no, the world didn't seem to stop spinning.
As always, one of our favorite things about the Red Wing is their taxidermy...but even more so that the taxidermy wears Santa hats at Christmas.
And in case you think it odd that I'd find that rather exciting, I grew up living with about 20 geese and ducks (all stuffed, of course).
Everywhere we go, she gets comments on it. It goes quite well with her skin tone and makes her eyes even more blue.
The leftovers of my meal...chicken scallopini served on garlic mashed potatoes rather than the usual bowtie pasta. Artichoke hearts, mushrooms, white wine, browned butter, garlic, and I'm going to start working to recreate it as soon as we get to California.
No Christmas Eve service photos...although we went to a lovely little church about 20 miles from home that is pastored by one of Tom's favorite professors. Liturgically based with communion, carols and lots of reading, it was beautiful and exactly what I've been needing. I forgot the depth a pastor can reach in just a few words, especially when spoken in truth and transparency.
(it was maybe 6:10 at this point, and Caleb had already been up for nearly two hours)
Trying not to think about the forest that had to die to wrap and package our gifts.
oh, the dinner.
I sort of forgot to take pictures of the friends that came to celebrate with us and the kids playing with their new toys. I did, though, get several pictures of the food...most of which will be making it's way here in the next few weeks.
One sneak peek?
Recipe coming tomorrow!