Friday, December 24, 2004

A Few Hours to Go Until The Eve Before Christmas

 

     My Mother has her table set for our Christmas Eve Dinner tonight. The Menu is simple but ... it's all about presentation around here.

     We will start with potato soup, not just any potato soup ... it's Shirt Tail Charlie's famous potato soup recipe, my Moms specialty. Ahhh Slo ... someday we will have to have a potato soup cook off, your Moms recipe always makes my mouth water when I see it in your journal. 

     We will also have the worlds best Caesar Salad ... yep it doesn't get any better than this, raw egg, anchovies and all. Standing Rib Roast with Rosemary (Mooo ... none for me please, I'll take fish) We will also have Garlic Shrimp yum... I'll try to post the recipe, just don't have time right now. Green beans, roasted potatoes and squash and rolls. Simple ... very simple.

     We are not much on desert, we've got a few store bought pies in there ... apple, pumpkin and pecan. If we don't eat it today it will be good for breakfast next week, nothing like that after New Years. Back to the diet, back to the gym.

       

     The wrapping is under control, nothing like having to stay up all night Christmas Eve wrapping, (it could have happened as late as I was running this year).

     Oh, and lets not forget the real reason for the season. Hope everyone's Christmas will be filled with family and friends and if that's not possible because of a grudge someone is holding, I urge you to pick up that phone and do everything you can to make amends, or make yourself accessible to someone else that may need to make amends. Life is short, very short and there is nothing more important than our family and friends. 

                              Merry Christmas

                                 *** Coy ***

13 comments:

jeanno43 said...

The tables is absolutely stunning, wish I was going to be a guest.  The presents look great, wonder what is inside? Love your nativity, I have one up as well.  I always remember the true meaning of Christmas.  May the Lord bless you and yours at this happy time, in the coming New Year and always.  Merry Christmas xxxxxxx

suzypwr said...

What did we get from Brighton, hmm?? I recognize that bag! Your table is beautiful, apparently no cats in that house, lol. Have a wonderful Christmas, the menu sounds delicious! xoxo

sylviam4000 said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

boiseladie said...

What a beautiful setting for dinner.  Looks perfect!  It appears you have the warmth and love of family and friends, a wish for everyone this holiday season.

sasonalmah said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner!  The table is beautiful!!!!!

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astaryth said...

Wow, what a beautiful table! And the meal sounds scrumptious too...
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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ann7inflorida said...

Merry Christmas, Coy!!! : )

dbaumgartner said...

Merry Christmas,

Deb

lindainspokane said...

what an absolutely gorgeous dinner table...wow! may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas...

linda
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ryanagi said...

That table setting is AMAZING!

viviansullinwank said...

Yum {{{{{Coy}}}}} it sounds delicious. I'm like your mother...it's all about the presentation  :)   I was all presented out for Thanksgiving...didn't do as much for Christmas  :)

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful 2005!!

Vivian

P.S.  If I recall you had practically the entire month of December off. Are you ready to go back to work?!  :)

slowmotionlife said...

Good potato soup is an art.. when someone does it well, it's worth celebrating!  MmmMmmm... tehehe... LOVE the place settings.  So festive!!  But I'm with you.. after all that, it's definitely time to get back on our diets!  Ach!!!  LOL

mommylgl said...

thats beautifull table settings it must have taken some time
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