|The tree with lots of presents|
|Tess came over to see the Moms. She then went up into our room for some self love|
Usually we meet at night but it is getting harder and harder to find a night that works well for 5 people.
What I made:
Bellinis: a mix of Prosecco and peach nectar
Vegetable Frittata: with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese and roasted peppers
Blackberries marinated in Cointreau
Lobster Bisque: I bought this but added stuff to it to make it to my taste
Big apple baked pancake: sort of like an apple souffle. Note: gala apples are NOT good for cooking
Mini almond croissants
So I probably overdid it. I had planned to make gingerbread waffles with spiced pears. I made some trial ones but they were too cakey. And today, I was running out of time and the apple pancake does not take much effort. As someone brought a gingerbread dessert, it was just as well.
Of course the ladies brought plenty of tasty stuff too: cookies, the raspberry gingerbread confection, lots of fresh fruit, brie en croute with fig butter, feta cheese-fillo appetizers, wine, a very nice spinach/strawberry/pecan salad that looked especially X-massy.
Lots of good talks and then presents......
Baby boot camp didn't work out so well. Steve was asked this morning to come rescue the Maya tenders so I had Maya to contend with while trying to get things ready. So my master plan of turning my house to a X-mas wonder didn't quite work out. No candles for instance but things went fine anyway.