We had a joyous but tiring Christmas.
We made and ate Christmas luncheon on Christmas Eve so I wouldn’t have to cook on Christmas Day.
- ham with pineapple and brown sugar glaze
- roasted vegetables: cauliflower, carrots, and Brussels sprouts
- mashed potatoes and gravy
- steamed spiced shrimp
- cookies and chocolate candy
I thought I made a ton of roasted vegetables but they were the first dish to run out. The pineapple on the ham was second.
This Mexican crèche looked well-positioned under one of the olive trees in the conservatory.
A magnolia branch simply laid on the table gives some interest to the clay figurines.
I did a little more decorating and have decided to keep the non-Christmas-specific, winter items in place for awhile.
My best find this year was magnolia leaves that look good both in branches and well-placed individual leaves.
I’ll be picking more next year.
Do you have a favorite holiday green?