Christmas Eve Celebrations

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!  It’s Christmas Eve.  Soon it will be Christmas Day!

We had a small but festive and fun celebration with our friends Priscilla and Jonathon and their daughters, and our friend Laura and her family.  Larry was busy cleaning all day and I was busy cooking all day.  We were getting everything ready for the festivities to come later in the evening.  I knew I was cooking the roast and the ham; it was just other stuff I wasn’t sure about.  What Do I Make for Christmas Dinner? But all that too came together, and we all ate way too much.  We all enjoyed everything and all had a great time.  I finally decided on a pear and green bean salad over spinach with a champagne vinaigrette and bacon wrapped potatoes with a queso blanco sauce, and then just some simple nibblies as well.

The table is all set.  Let the festivities begin.


The roast is ready to carve.


Larry is putting the glaze over the ham.


The bacon wrapped potatoes with queso blanco sauce are in place.


The salad is prepared.


And the guests arrive.  Priscilla and I enjoying a glass of bubbly to ring in the Holiday cheer.



Priscilla brought some fabulous sweet potato gnocchis made with sage butter, dessert and rolls.  Laura made a delicious zucchini casserole.  Both complimented the meats just perfectly.

After dinner, we pulled some Christmas crackers and let the games begin.  We all gathered ’round the Christmas tree (the smaller one) and played Apples to Apples until it was time to go home and go to bed, and wait to see the surprises left by good ole’ Saint Nick.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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