We slid into the holiday season with a Punch Brunch, an annual boat parade party, and other festivities. Here’s a glimpse of some of my favorite moments.
The annual walk-through 100′ Christmas tree, Delray Beach. December 21
Packing it up for Christmas Eve. December 23Sitting in front of the fireplace, Florida style. Christmas Eve
Holiday menus of multiple courses and dishes were prepared, food prepped, cookies baked, gifts wrapped, tables set and we gathered — 20+ of us on Christmas Eve and, together again, what seemed like a few short hours later, on Christmas Day.
… where we play “Nasty Santa”, a little steal-the-other-person’s-grab bag-gift game, for adults while the kids amuse themselves with mountains of gifts and each other.
Two favorites dishes from these holiday meals were the ‘best ever, perfectly cooked’ prime rib roasts (2 of them!).http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/12/food-lab-guide-to-prime-rib.html
and a roasted vegetable with dijon butter dish (among the many that accompanied the roast). I used rainbow carrots, parsnips, fennel and beets.
And, sometimes, there’s just no denying that we overdo it; not only in food, but decorations. This is my niece’s Christmas tree — the chandelier had to be removed from the ceiling and the tree top bent to fit it in the room!
Hope you all had a joyous time too.