I wish everyone a very happy Christmas Eve because without Christmas Eve, we wouldn’t have Christmas morning. Personally, I think that I prefer Christmas Eve, it is so full of potential and hope, a beautiful and exciting feeling that can’t be recaptured once Christmas morning rolls around. In terms of celebrating and food, it is just as special as Christmas Day dinner.
Tonight’s menu is simple this year, it’s just the four of us so we are starting with shrimp cocktail, pate and French bread and then we will have rack of lamb with asparagus. There is salad and cheese if we want, and for dessert there is cheesecake, but I’m fairly sure that we will wait until tomorrow to dig into the cheesecake, it always does better with an overnight set in the refrigerator. If we want dessert, there is ice cream in the freezer and my hubby bought me Nestle cookie dough, my Kryptonite. We got home from last minute shopping and I put everything away and got to work on the cheesecake, in the back of my head, there was a voice coming from the refrigerator, it was saying “this is your cookie dough calling, come and slice off a big hunk, I taste so good, you know that you want me” And what do you think I did? Just like in the cartoons when you see the hapless person following the floating tendrils through the air to the refrigerator, I succumbed to my weakness, raw cookie dough. For shame, oh well, it’s not as if I do this everyday. I still have a little bit left. It just tastes so good going down.
We are enjoying our quiet Christmas Eve, Jack is hopping back and forth between each of us, depending on who has a smackeral in their hand, the little scamp.
Merry Christmas, tonight and tomorrow my friend! It all sounds wonderful..especially the shrimp cocktail…enjoy!
Thank you! It was very nice. I hope that you are having a lovely Christmas Eve as well, with your dogs, if I remember correctly your hubby isn’t home yet. I hope that when he gets back to you, you have a nice celebration the two of you. 😀
He is home Laurie, but alas, I sit here alone anyway. That my dear is another story. One I won’t tell for a while yet. It’s all good though. I like my own company 🙂
That is something else that we share as well, I have always been able to be alone. For me, alone does not equate with loneliness. I think of it as a blessing. I’m glad that you’re happy with your own company, it must be very cozy at your house. 🙂
It is a bit chilly here tonight, and we don’t have central heat. But enough blankets and a couple space heaters are good. Just don’t put my feet on the floor..it is freezing! LOL
Our first house up here in Blandford, we were so cold. My hubby and I used to share sleeping with the dog, the babies were fine, they had three layers of pajamas and blankets plus quilts. We on the other hand were so cold, our dog Marshall happily shared his body heat with us. Those were cold, cold days and nights years ago. You reminded me of that, put a smile on my face. Once you’re under the blankets, and make your cocoon, you’ll be snuggly.
Yes, I’m comfy, praise God. I know that I think is “cold” here is not nearly as cold as other places, but this Yankee girl has got Southern blood now. It’s cold out for here. I have enough to keep me warm…I could still do without the concrete slab and linoleum that stays so cold!
Merry Christmas – It sounds delicous.
Thank you! It was quite nice. 🙂