Christmas dinner may have been a day late, but it tasted just as good as it would have on mom’s china!
We worked up an appetite with a power walk in the snow.
It was frigid!
Snowflakes attacked Larbs
And I promise I didn’t have a fan set up on set to blow my hair – this is 100% strong bluster!
Upon our return to the Marsh Harbor Inn, we cracked open the brews. You faithful readers know how much Matt and I like high quality, interesting beers. But did you know how many beers were exchanged within our family this Christmas!? We have the best bar selection on the island.
I am trying to stick with one to two drinks a night – mostly just because I tend to overdrink on Bald Head and feel sick during the night / in the morning. So if I’m going to just stick to one a night, it better be a good one!
I cashed in my token on the Dogfish Raison D’Etre, but I wasn’t bowled over by it. It was a bit metallic!? I passed it off to the taste test panel.
I ended up literally tasting my way down this line – just an ounce or two here or there. Ended up equaling a full beer, I suppose!
Two plus one equals three!
Appetizers included chips and guac and salsa
And entertainment was provided by our new friends, the innkeepers daughter and friends!! They are such sweet, nice girls!
A festive crew
Christmas Dinner did make its appearance –
Mom’s sweet potato casserole (which I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE with the marshmallows and brandy!!) and Karen’s brussels sprouts cooked in bacon and balsamic and lastly, Karen’s heirloom beans cooked from scratch with a homemade sundried tomato pesto. Recipe coming in the future because it was amazing pesto!
We also had leftover shrimp and meatballs, but neither were calling my name tonight. I was perfectly happy with my three favorite side dishes!!
I think I enjoyed them even more as a triangle on my plate than if we’d had the entirety of Christmas Dinner to choose from (we left ham and pears and more in Hillsborough).
I went back for seconds on the sweet potatoes – brandy crunch love!
Also had red wine with dinner from Espana
For dessert we loved on Candace’s Pumpkin Pie – so sorry she wasn’t here to enjoy it! (Candace is Matt Allen’s mom)
And my new girl friends gave me a mini cupcake too – shared it with mom and Larbs, fellow icing lovers!
Hopefully I’m all fueled up for a sunny run tomorrow morning. As soon as this storm passes in the night, we can’t wait to get out and explore the island.
[I finished my book!!]