Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from Our House to You and Yours

Our tree with handmade snowflakes crocheted by my mom

I've just unloaded bags of groceries from my car for the second day in a row.
This evening daughter M will arrive.
Tomorrow I will bake gluten-free lemon bars and a flourless chocolate cake. I will stencil a powdered sugar snowflake on top and serve the cake with coconut gelatto and/or lemon sorbet for Christmas dessert. You can of course take the road more traveled and have it with vanilla ice cream instead.
Tomorrow evening daughter C and her multi-talented husband N will arrive. On Christmas this husband will make a ham. Friends will arrive bearing delicious things to eat with the aforementioned ham. We will eat and talk and laugh uproariously because that's what we do with these friends. We will drink punch (and the punch will have a very fancy ice-ring in it if all goes well.) And we'll drink champagne, and other stuff, and lots of water because that's healthy. 


Wishing you uproarious laughter and good health. I think one leads to the other.
Fabulously festive  ice ring waiting in my freezer




9 comments:

mary i said...

Merry Christmas from Mary in T-Town Alabama! Please let your Mom know that she can make me a Snow Flake any time! They are stunning! i am a "hooker" also but have never attempted what she does. Peace to You and Yours.

mary i said...

oops i am a nut with machines

Steph(anie) said...

I totally need a festive ice ring.

Merry Christmas :)

Ms. Moon said...

May it all be merry and bright, dear Denise. You deserve all the goodness and light.

lily cedar said...

Sounds lovely. Merry Christmas.

Allison said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. The crocheted stars are just lovely.

37paddington said...

Wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Oh how wonderful -- all of it, but especially the laughter and the ice-ring. I'm going to make one right now. That's water and cranberries in a Bundt pan, right?

Mel said...

So lovely. Your mom's snowflakes are gorgeous! Merry Christmas!