I’ve made my way back to the great ol’ lone star state for the holidays. Which means a few things change around the Bevan Household: game nights become mandatory, everyone works out more, we watch more comedies (and documentaries), the music takes a turn towards the folky, red wine comes out, we read more, the dog gets walked on a dailyish basis and groceries get more expensive.
Or [as I like to think about it] we’re actually saving on future medical bills by investing in good health with good (and tasty!) food. Mom’s mostly okay with it because some of her kitchen duties are alleviated.
Anyway- here’s what we ate for Christmas!
- Spinach Salad
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Cranberry Orange Relish (we added pecans)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Almond Biscotti
- Apple Crisp
- Ginger Snaps (which I decorated into gingerbread men)
- Argentinian Cabernet-Merlot 🙂
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Baked Pineapple Bread Pudding (Apparently better than it sounds. Can’t really remember at this point)
- Buttermilk Pie
- Pecan (or Pekin as the Texans like to say) Chocolate Chip Pie
I also got some cool things this year- including a two person lightweight backpacking tent, a fitbit, a geometric dress (that I think I’m going to save for graduation), windproof running/biking gloves and pajama pants with snowmen in the polkadots.
Here’s Dad in his swanky new shoes [note what they are replacing…]
Kirsten and I also had some fun getting ready for our Christmas eve service:
But I think the best part was the creative process that went into dinner. Not eating it. Nope- the cooking was more fun 😉
Happy Christmas, ya’ll!