Christmas with the Magnos. All of them. We kick off the Christmas holiday with a meal at our house, Christmas Day at sister Andrea's house. As with all families, it can be a crap shoot when it comes to selecting menu and anticipating the mood of the guests - but it all worked out, pleasant conversation, no food tragedies, and Badcat only stole food from Elena's plate (which I'm sure was not heavily guarded.)
I am always overcome by my inner Martha at holidays, thus the photo essay of my hors d'oeuvres for Christmas Eve dinner with the family:
Caramelized red onion-balsamic tart with creme fraiche in phyllo cup. It was delicious.
Goat cheese & caramelized onion on puff pastry. (I had extra caramelized onion...)
Tomato, Thyme & goat cheese tartlet on puff pastry. A littly snacky pizza.
Cheddar chive gougeres. The reigning favorite among family snackers.
Tommy & Badcat who supervised in the kitchen.
Had a lovely, low-key dinner last night with Heath and Becky and the kids (and Tommy & Peter!) Food and laughs (and presents!) A perfect way to kick off the holiday.
A light ball of my very own! Thanks Heath & Bex!
Watching the end of A Christmas Story, one of my holiday favorites.