With our upcoming cross-country adventure looming, the
Beloved and I decided to celebrate our own Christmas a little early this
weekend. On Saturday, we stayed in
our jammies, opened our stockings and exchanged gifts. Penny got her first stocking and was
excited to find a couple of new toys and a few treats.
We said no tv or computer and we stayed in, lit the
fireplace, listened to Christmas music and read. The weather cooperated for such a day by providing a much
too rare all-day rain. Pretty much
a perfect day.
The Christmas feast this year was a Bobby Flay recipe that
we’d decided on – a veritable mouthful: Pan Seared Duck with Red Chile Pear
Sauce, Bourbon-Brown Sugar-Asian Pear Relish and Potato-Blue Cheese Cakes. We had it with an excellent Novy Family
This week is busy with a lot of prep and packing. I did stop by AAA today while I was out
and scored this important travel aide:
We hit the road in THREE DAYS!