Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
On Christmas Day this year, we invited Papa Dan's twin sister Dana and her husband Steve along with our close friends Kerry and Leslie for dinner.
Papa Dan cooked his favorite organic, uncured honey spiral cut ham, fresh haricot vert in Kerrygold (Little Daniel's favorite) butter with slivers of almonds and a wild rice casserole. Sister Dana made her famous baked macaroni and cheese topped with buttered breadcrumbs. The decadent St. Honore cake from Dianda's Italian Bakery was brought by Kerry and Leslie .
The pre-dinner appetizers were a combination of selected gourmet cheeses and the above headliner, potato pancakes with sour cream and caviar.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
To save a lot of time and effort, we purchased pre-built houses making it easier for the boys to focus on getting creative with decorating. The kits were available at Target for $10.00 and included everything from the icing to a variety of colorful hard candy.
It was entertaining watching and listening to them discuss their design plans with one another.
The table used was our backyard dining table that worked perfectly since the center contained a hole for an umbrella. I slit the cloth so that I could insert the small pre-lit Christmas tree stand and electrical cord inside.
Our little guy with his neighborhood friends.