While I did not put up a tree this year, I did put my deer in the yard. This deer is the only kind I want to see out there nibbling.
My tree this year is limited to the one my son sent me, made of holly. He is enjoying the holiday in Hong Kong.
I have my food all ready even though I was not as prepared as I thought. First, I discovered that I had no carrots. Since I only needed one for the shrimp appetizer, I figured I would just omit it. Then I discovered that I had no shrimp in the freezer. There I was at two in the afternoon driving to Costco. What a zoo!
Since I was out, I decided to stop at the grocer's and get a pound of carrots. Fortunately, I was home before the snow started.
My menu for this year is as follows:
Marcona almonds, Poached Shrimp, Brie en Croute with fig jam, Baked Ham w Chutney, Potato & Fennel Gratin, Green Beans w Bacon and Caramelized onions,
Chocolate Espresso Dacquoise, Cookies
Assuming my sister remembers to bring the rolls (unlike Thanksgiving), I made some orange butter. I hope each of you have a wonderful holiday.