To our family, near and far
To our friends, old and new
Merry Christmas to you!
They say “home is where the heart is”, and I agree. And for us, “home” is also where the RV is parked, which is now in Azle, TX. But no matter where we are at Christmastime, we celebrate in style—delicious food, pretty decorations, and good company!
We had our traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner: antipasta, stuffed shells with Mom’s homemade sauce, and fishes: fried shrimp, fried calamari, mussels, and bacon wrapped scallops. Dad is the fry master, making the best shrimp and calamari ever! We started eating at noon, with Mike and Claudia joining us for two of the courses before they headed to Dallas for a 5:30 church service, and we just finished up our dessert at 9 p.m. while completing our Christmas Eve ritual of watching "A Christmas Carol."
I am one stuffed stuffed rat! Now it’s time to get snuggled in bed so the visions of tomorrow's menu can dance in my head: a huge roast beast and Mom's homemade cheesecake!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!