Apparently I have no problem keeping with some Christmas traditions such as finishing up gifts, wrapping presents and doing other activities while A Christmas Story plays in a continuous loop thanks to TBS. It is now playing for my third listening/ viewing pleasure. Regardless of what I am watching, I had to wait until just a couple hours so that I would have the living room all to myself. Normally Mommy and Daddy go to a Christmas Eve party at my cousin's house in town but this year they decided to forgo that and instead have a nice dinner at home.
Mommy had decided what she wanted to eat but it was up to me to actually plan how to cook everything. We had a fabulous dinner of Herb Roasted Cornish Game Hens a medley of Roasted Root Vegetables, homemade French Bread Dressing, Braised Swiss Chard and Collard Greens and fresh dinner rolls Daddy made that morning. Mommy decided at the last minute that she wanted "stuffing" (she continues to call it stuffing although she never has actually "stuffed" a bird, she's too afraid). Luckily we had some stale French bread and I just figured that I would figure it all out as I went along.
It was all so delicious. We have enough to have a light lunch tomorrow but not too much that we will be eating it for days. I'm so happy that we started making all of the little treats and snacks for our Christmas celebration early. Now we can just get up in the morning and enjoy the day.
I know that Mommy won't be reading this until after we open presents so I can share part of her gift with you. I wasn't sure that I would have anything handmade for Christmas this year, which would be odd, then I remembered that I had some UFOs (unfinished object) and knew exactly what I wanted to finish for her. The photo above is a pendant I made with a photo of her as a little girl (the other side is a picture of Daddy right about the same age as her).
Now, with everything wrapped, I'm about ready to rest my head and hope for visions of sugar plums to dance in my head. I will be back later today to share some recipes of the treats we will be nibbling on later today.