Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Santa Still Came

Sunday we had Christmas due to the weather delaying things on Christmas day—it’s nice to have a white Christmas, but not when it keeps families from gathering. At least we could still do it, and only two days later. So I will let words do the talking today since I am finishing packing/planning for Orlando this Friday! I miss blogging, catching up with everyone, etc. but when I don’t have such a schedule it’s hard to sit on the computer at designated times! Tomorrow I will have the Christmas menu up with all the recipes for you :-)

What was your favorite present this year??

  • Started off Saturday night by making this beauty so it would be set to go Sunday afternoon.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze




  • First time ever making a stuffed pork tenderloin. Melded a bunch of recipes together and it came out quite well—very easy too which was a unexpected plus!

Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin


  • The smell of fresh baked Italian loaf bread lured everyone in.


  • Loaded up my plate for a big feast which I needed because I made it all within a few hours excluding the cheesecake.


  • Of course I still had energy to open presents though. I was actually more excited to give everyone else theirs first!


Mom with her new fleece jacket and vest.


Dad excited about new books.


Grandma loves cards more I think haha.


Grandpa opening his new Express 101 cooking appliance.




Mom loves taking action shots obviously!

Here’s my highlight presents for 2009:

  • Toshiba Net Book for traveling!


  • Set of Rachael Ray Pans


  • Bamboo Cutting Boards


  • New Crock Pot



I also got a candy thermometer, meat thermometer, and lots of other little fun things.

Christmas was definitely worth waiting two days extra for!




lesley lifting life said...

Glad you got to have your Christmas together, even if it was two days late ; )
I love those bright blue pots!

brandi said...

looks like such a great time with family ;)

katecooks said...

merry christmas! sorry you had to celebrate belatedly but it looks like you had a wonderful day with your family and that's the most important thing!!!! great cooking presents too :)

Jenny said...

wow, honey - you did such an amazing job on the food. Everything looks fabulous!

My mom has the same set of Rachel Ray cookware.. they're awesome!

Anonymous said...

I got a laptop, too! Love it!

So jealous of your bamboo cutting boards! I've been asking for some of those for years!

Glad you got to have Christmas, even though it was delayed!

Kim said...

Looks like a wonderful family Christmas! Love those blue pots and pans and the bamboo cutting boards. Happy New Year!

Krista said...

Ooohhh! So glad our Christmas worked out! I love all the food you made for your family. I have to say that I'm jealous of your Rach pots! I need a new set pretty bad....the ones I used are 12yrs old! I think my favourite present this year was the Wii EA Active game!