Okay, it has been a while! I wonder if anyone believes how incredibly busy a small town can be? Enough said.
Christmas Eve 2010 was worth the effort put in. Mom and I planned, then parceled out some cooking duties: Cookies – Greg Hawthorne, Gingerbread cookies, Alena Syverson, Scallop ceviche, Wendy Svarny-Hawthorne, who promptly parceled that one out to her son, Nicky Hawthorne. Brie with cranberries in puff pastry, Wendy, as well as hot crab dip. Laresa was designated the official setter-upper, which includes setting up the table, the buffet, and the dreaded wrapping of the silverware.
Of course Mom cleaned house for almost 2 weeks before hand. Holiday cleaning…why didn’t I inherit that gene? On the 22nd and 23rd we started cooking in earnest.
Enjoying family, friends, and food. What could be better?