Another Christmas has come and gone. Is it just me or did it fly by too quickly? I feel like it was a whirlwind of craziness and was over before I realized it. I baked all kinds of goodies and forgot to take pictures to share with you. I made candies with a friend that had pretzels with a rolo candy baked until soft, then you press an M & M or pecan on top. Once it sets it's a delicious salty candy.
I also made a Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecake for a friend. She had mentioned how much she would love to try it. So out of the goodness of my heart, I made one and it turned out beautifully and surprised her with it. She was so excited and it made me feel good! I took a quick picture with my phone before running out the door.
My husband and I traveled to Seattle to visit his family for Christmas. We always enjoy our short time with them. We only make it out to the west coast to visit twice a year at most but normally only once for Christmas. Our very chatty and charming niece who is over a year and a half was very entertaining and filled us with joy. She tugged at our hearts and provided much cuteness the entire time. I chased her around with the camera of course. Here is a sampling of pictures I was able to capture of the adorable little child.
My sister-in-law and her husband hosted a scrumptious Christmas Eve dinner. The delicious 3 course meal started with grilled romaine, ceasar dressing and homemade croutons. The char on the greens provided a subtle and welcome hint of smoky flavor. I really enjoyed it! The main dish presented was a homemade pasta topped with meaty yet light bolognese sauce. Dessert was a decadent rich chocolate tart loaded with nuts.
Stayed tuned for Christmas Treats and a Feast Part 2! I'll share photos of the tasty spread for Christmas brunch and dinner.