Saturday, December 24, 2016

Our Family Christmas ~ 2016

was celebrated today, again - at my daughter's home. All three of our children, assorted spouses, a girlfriend, her son and six grandchildren were there. Two of our granddaughters were out of town; one in Ireland and the other in Virginia. We hope to have both of them back home safe and sound in a few weeks. 

We got smart regarding food!  Instead of cooking for days, as we did before Thanksgiving, we ordered take-out from both a Chinese and an Italian restaurant. While it was not cheap, it was definitely worth it!

I had stuffed clams and a chocolate, bourbon bread pudding with mascarpone and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Maggiano's outdid themselves!  There are no pics - I ate it all too quickly. 

Everyone was stuffed to the gills and seemed to be happy with their choices. Afterward, we separated into groups to watch football, talk or simply rest our stomachs.

It was a very nice gathering; I hope that for all of you tomorrow. Have a very Merry Christmas and the best year ever in 2017!!


sage said...

There have been a few Christmases where I have travelled most of the day and the only place open for a sit-down meal was a Chinese restaurant. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Granny Annie said...

Lovely as always for you and yours. My friend and I went straight from church to the casino for lunch. We had both celebrated early with our families and were left to scrounge for ourselves on Christmas Day. The casinos in our area were the only places with their restaurants open and the food is always fantastic. The wait for a table was one hour and the wait for our food order almost as long but it was all worth the wait.

Ginnie said...

Sound like a fun and very unconventional Christmas gathering, Judy. The dessert has my mouth watering. All the best to you two in 2017.