Cookies were baked.
Thumbprints are my brother's favorite!
Jacob's is fudge. Notice the cute little walnut heart....
Presents were wrapped.
Do good things
come in small packages?
Dinner was prepared.
I can't show you any of it being served
because it didn't last long....
This salad is like the
Olive Garden Salad.
The lasagna is a 45 year family tradition.
Garlic toast was also served
as well as a lovely
Olive sampler platter.
Which did not get photographed.
The table was set.
(Nobody would let me take their
picture for the blog....)
The tablecloth is my Mom's.
The plates and bowls
The Pottery Barn.
(Gollum, I forgot to place my chocolates
on everybody's plates....I found the bag of
candy when I was searching for the
items to fill Jacob's Christmas sock - which I
couldn't find this year - oy! Now I have a
dozen Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark candy bars
here tempting me. I'll have to bring them to
work , etc.
The dessert has a story behind it.
It is from Cafe Latte'
of Grand Avenue, St. Paul.
Another dentist gave it to Dr. K as a gift,
it was delivered late Tuesday afternoon.
We had a flaming toothache arrive at 6 PM
Tuesday evening and we worked
late into Tuesday night.....
Out of guilt for keeping me from my
Christmas eve preparations
Dr. K gave me the cake!
I at first refused, but he insisted....
It was absolutely delicious -
It's called the Tres Leches Cake. Mmmm!
The search was on for the pickle....
(Megan was behind the tree).
Megan won the $2 bill!
And the free gift with purchase
from Macy's perfume counter.....:)
It was a tote bag.
Presents were opened and opened.
Pictures were not taken.
I received a new MacBook!
And so did Jacob!
Gramma & Grampa
were very generous this year!
Thanks Mom & Dad!
(I hope my brother isn't reading this.)
My brother received
wonderful gifts as well.
Everyone got involved with Jacob's
Rockband game. Have you guys
played that? It is so much fun.
You get to release your inner R o c k s t a r!
Jacob's game room is in the lowest basement
level of my 5 level home where only
teenagers usually hang out.
Yikes! The room is a disaster area!
(He actually cleaned it for the holiday - he claimed.)
The next day his friend came over
to play the new video games
and they stayed up - almost all night!
The next morning I made them breakfast.....
A Dutch Baby Panakukan.
The skies were a beautiful shade of pink.
You know the saying -
Red Skies at Night,
A Sailor's Delight!
Our temperature right now is
a balmy 38 degrees.
It is very foggy.
I hope you enjoyed this
tiny spot of pink
for our Pink Saturday.
to visit all of the other
Pink Saturday Fun!