It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the same house with a bowl of M&Ms. We had lots of fun playing together today!
And the candied nuts and I are bosom buddies too!
Our Christmas Eve started with a light make-your-own-sandwich dinner before church
A little pumpkin home brew for me
My sandwich was a whole wheat pita stuffed with hummus, tomato, lettuce, and a big pickle!
One per sidePlus a couple of ruffles. Kerfuffled.
We dressed up and bundled up to walk to church for the candlelight service. Matt and I enjoyed harmonizing to hymns and always the candlelit close with Silent Night. An unexpected surprise occurred when Matt Allen’s dad had a wreath from the balcony land on his head. He was a little hurt, but he’s doing OK now. I think it scared our two pews more than anything!
Back home, we set out the traditional Christmas Eve party
The Menu, handwritten by my dad!
We had a whole spread of late-night foods
I wasn’t in too much of an eating mood, so I focused on the balls: bourbons, buckeyes, and now-chocolate doughballs. (And M&Ms!) Sadly, my doughballs are super dry and are no longer doughy. So sad. On Christmas!
With a glass of bourbon spiked nog!
Tonight wasn’t that much different from the past 3 years!
Rudi’s waiting for Santa – hope he pays a visit to you!