A Family Christmas

Silence...the doorbell rings and then our home burst into noise and excitement. The tree twinkling, candles glowing, the table set, gifts wrapped and Christmas tunes floating throughout conversation.


This weekend Husband and I hosted our first Christmas in the new home. It was tight, it was loud but it was so yummy. We talked until all subjects were discussed. We ate until we couldn't move an inch. The kids played until meltdown. I'd say it was a fully lived out family Christmas celebration.

When it comes to holidays — it means eating. Especially when you come to my house, all guests must leave fat and happy. This year's menu was focused around warmth and heartiness. Nothing says cozy winter more than a creamy, steaming hot pot-pie or the smell of hot pear-cinnamon cider wafting throughout the air.


Pistachio Pomegranate Salad — an old recipe of mine

Crock-pot "Baked" Apples — this was an experiment that turned out well! I'll have to share the recipe soon.

And what is a holiday without a pup in an ugly Christmas sweater?

Well the sun is rising and everyone will be waking soon. Time to start another fun-filled family day! What do your family celebrations look like in your home? What is on your menu for holiday parties this year?

What is Christmas. It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. — Agnes M. Pahro

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a picture perfect winter night! Every dish looked amazing, I'm very interested in your baked apple recipe in the crockpot! And love the pictures of your pup! I'm sure he enjoyed the night as much as the rest of the crew!