Friday, December 31, 2010

Family Christmas

Here are some pictures from our little family Christmas!  We had a great time just relaxing and spending time together. 

We definitely got up at 6 am to open presents. 

Caleb got a farm and a johnny jump to play with when he gets a little older.

We had the traditional monkey bread Christmas morning.

And the 9 1/2 lb ham for the two of us.  We still have ham coming out of our ears.  :)

We made corn casserole - recipe from Nick's mom.

And green bean casserole.  Except I used cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom.  The idea that anything has mushrooms in it gives me the heebie jeebies, even if it's those tiny little brown flecks.  YUCK!!  I really can't even stand the thought, which is why I've never even given green bean casserole a chance.  But at Thanksgiving this year, Nick's mom made it with cream of chicken and I absolutely LOVED it!!  Seriously, I could not get enough.  And those crispy little fried onion strings...DELICIOUS!  So, this may be my new favorite dish. 

And ranch roasted red potatoes.  Nick's favorite.  Just chopped up red potatoes with some vegetable oil and a packet of the dry Ranch dressing mix.  Easy and delicious.

Our delicious spiral, glazed ham.  yum!
And some rolls.  They look perfectly browned, right?  Well, they are, but the deceiving thing is - underneath that gorgeous brown is raw, gooey dough.  Didn't mean to do it that way, but Nick kinda likes it like that.  It was a little too gooey for me.

The spread.

Nick got a mandolin for Christmas this year.  He's been talking about one for like 2 years now, so I went ahead and got it for him.  He was like a little kid, so excited to play with it and spent all morning playing and looking for music.  :)

Haha!! Don't you just love that face? 

We had such a special first Christmas with Caleb and made lots of great memories.  Now we're headed to Springfield/Branson to have Christmas with the Braschlers and Mamaw.  Then, on Sunday, Nick is getting ordained!  I'll be sure to have a post on that. 

Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

1 comment:

  1. showers, your christmas meal looks amazing!! you did a great job!