Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas cooking & shopping & friends....

It has been a busy week for this elf trying to tie up loose ends before Christmas ... mailing out-of-town packages ... searching for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers ... grocery shopping ... cleaning ... making wreaths....

I have been in the kitchen often the past few days preparing for the weekend when family and friends will gather to eat, drink, and be merry! Christmas homemade goodies that we enjoy year-to-year include fudge, toffee, forgotten cookies, coconut macaroons, gingerbread men, a mocha fudge tort, and more.

This year we are having a casual Christmas supper get-together with chili, Brunswick stew, ham biscuits, tortilla wraps, salad, and all kinds of fixings. Forget the fancy stuff -- we get plenty of that at other gatherings!

If you hear a ruckus it will be the guitar hero "band" as a room full of twenty-somethings rock out downstairs! Meanwhile, the rest of us will be listening to Mannheim Steamroller play Christmas tunes on the stereo as we enjoy the company of family and friends. The walls of a house always "widen out" when friends and family are there ... and ours will definitely need to widen out this weekend!

Christmas is almost here....

2 comments:

Carl Kilo said...

That sounds like a wonderful time indeed!
Family-Food-And lotsa love.
Have a great Christmas SwacGirl.

SWAC Girl said...

Thanks, Carl! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.