God Rest Ye Merry Gentlewoman

December 25, 2008

What a long but wonderful day! I’m ready for a nice rest  in my cozy bed. There will be no sugarplums in my dreams – I’ve had enough sweets already!

For cocktail hour my mom put out her famous sherry cheese, Karen’s Krab dip (from Fresh Market) and some crunch

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We played the game Outburst while we munched – what a fabulous game for a crowd!

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And I had part of a Squirr-ale. They are 8.5% alcohol, so half was good for me :)

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Our dinner was wonderful. Pineapple ham, cranberry sauce, oyster pie, rolls, sweet potato pineapple casserole + maple brussels sprouts.

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With dinner I had a glass of Mark West Pinot – one of my favorites!

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x2!

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Seconds on my favorites!

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For dessert we had a selection of cheesecake slices from a local store. I had a tiny sliver of each (on a dessert plate!): Chocolate, Strawberry + Caramel Apple

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We schmoozed afterward with Larbs’ friends, who stopped by, and I enjoyed a bourbon ball + toffee. I’ve been ready all week to have one of these toffee chocolates!

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And lastly, a Reeses cup from the husband’s stocking!

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Tonight’s recap: Feeling OK. Sober. Sugar overload is questionable.

I’m ready to go to bed a little early tonight. We’re trying to hit the gym before we leave for the beach early tomorrow morning. And I need to catch up on sleep!

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1 tovah December 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm

wow. that is one fancy silver chalice…or it is one of those pimp cups…hehe.

…or elijah’s cup on this fine christmas (if you get the reference).

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2 caitlin December 25, 2008 at 10:54 pm

merry christmas to one of my favorite bloggers! :) hope it was wonderful!

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3 gliding calm December 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

aww fun! loved hearing about your holiday fun today Kath!! sounded like some good memories!!

and i love all of your desserts! yum!

happy Friday! and Merry Christmas again!

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4 Viv December 25, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Merry Christmas, Kath!

My family doesn’t actually celebrate Christmas … at all (:/), so it was nice to hear and see someone else’s, at the very least. I hope you had a great time – it sure seems like it!

Take care, and all the best for the new year!

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5 ashley (sweet & natural) December 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

Merry Christmas Kath!

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6 MizFit December 26, 2008 at 6:01 am

how in awe am I that you even posted!

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7 Shelby December 26, 2008 at 7:57 am

I’m so glad you had a lovely Christmas. All the desserts sound amazing plus that sweet potato-pineapple casserole!

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8 VeggieGirl December 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

OOOOOOH those desserts!! Well worth the sugar-load, I say ;-)

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9 Mara December 26, 2008 at 8:05 am

Wow, everything looks DELISH!!!

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10 Beadie @ A Blog of Sorts December 26, 2008 at 8:07 am

Looks like you had a lovely Christmas!

Have a great trip to the beach!

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11 Cassidy December 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

We had ham and brussel sprouts too! Actually I decided to make the brussel sprouts. No one but my Aunt had ever had them (including me). They were a hit! Thanks for introducing me to a new veggie :)

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12 Biz319 December 26, 2008 at 8:41 am

That toffee looks amazing! Hope your day at the beach is fun!

It’s supposed to be 45 degrees today, when just days ago it was 1 degree with windchills of -25 below! So crazy!

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13 K December 26, 2008 at 9:11 am

I’m just catching up on your Christmas festivities! Everything looks SO good – restaurant quality all around! Enjoy the rest of your vacation :)

Oh and I received my ProBars I won in your contest – thanks again for holding it!! Can’t wait to try them!

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14 Fancy December 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

Tovah….I got it ;) LOL!

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15 Katie December 26, 2008 at 10:46 am

Mmm I am a slave to the toffee.

Glad you had a nice Christmas!

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16 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 26, 2008 at 11:05 am

Glad you had a nice Christmas! I love seeing other people’s dinners since I do not celebrate it. The cheesecake looks delicious!

http://www.missymaintains.blogspot.com

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17 caitlin December 26, 2008 at 11:09 am

i just saw this post again and realized you love mark west pinot noir! it’s my future husband’s favorite and the golf club is even giving him a free bottle (well, a $10,000 bottle!!!) at the wedding :)

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18 Brittany December 26, 2008 at 11:19 am

Merry Christmas Kath – it looks like you have a lovely day.

My boyfriend got a home brewing setup for Christmas. I didn’t know if the Maple Brown Ale was the husband’s or another person in your family, but I was wondering about the husband’s homemade labels and how he makes them.

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19 thepinkpeppercorn December 26, 2008 at 11:20 am

hehe, I always eat chocolates my husband receives… I have never heard of oyster pie though! Cool!

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20 theoddbod December 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

nice! outburst. at our place we ended up playing monopoly but had to quit early before things got too intense. we had brussels sprouts too! first time i actually enjoyed as well, haha

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21 Oh She Glows December 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Oh the sweets!!! Lovely. :) I had my fare share and am having yet another Turkey dinner tonight at the in laws! Gobble gobble. Good for you for fitting in exercise!

Angela
http://www.ohsheglows.com

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22 Katelyn December 26, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Your Christmas looks like it was wonderful! I too am a huge fan of Beads For Life, my sister-in-law introduced me to them a few years ago.

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23 Amandamoo December 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Tovah – Got it! I make that joke all the time, nobody gets it…

Kath – Did you get the ham bone again this year? I want to make split pea soup in a couple of weeks (I stuck the bone in the freezer). I looked at your recipe from last year and I wondered if you used the immersion blender at all. Your soup looked so smooth, how did you do it?

Thanks and I’m glad you had a great holiday!

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24 Maureen December 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

It’s amazing how you’re finding time to blog through all the festivities!

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25 Amy December 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Merry Christmas:)

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26 Bridget December 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm

LOVE outburst!! So fun. Looks like you’ve had an amazing Christmas…esp all your fun presents!!

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27 Kath December 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Brittany ,
The Maple Nut is his. He hand-paints the labels with water color, then scans them, shrinks them and prints them on envelope labels.

Amandamoo ,
I didn’t get the ham bone :( If I remember correctly, split peas break down enough that you don’t have to blend at all. Just don’t add too much liquid and it should be thick.

Kath

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28 Katie December 29, 2008 at 7:16 am

Awww! So fun! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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