Today has been a day of cooking, as I prepare for Sunday ‘early’ Christmas lunch for my father, brother, and my nephew. I won’t be here Christmas day to cook for them.
We are leaving Tuesday to spend Christmas with all of our daughters, my son-in-law, and my grandsons. I can’t wait.
I am going to teach them to play Barrel of Monkeys and Go Fish, and we are going to bake cookies, and I hope to create a GIANT mess.
I have made 2 pecan pies ( I made Pioneer Woman’s pie crust), oatmeal cookies, a pan of broccoli cornbread, sand tarts, chocolate peanut candy, and scalloped pineapple.
My menu for tomorrow includes:
Spiral Sliced Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
Green Beans with Brown Sugar and Garlic
Mashed Potatoes with Butter and Sour Cream
These three men in my family, including Daughter #2, will be waiting for us as we arrive home from church. Everything will be warming in the oven.
I used this sifter to sift the powdered sugar for the sand tarts.
Note to daughters: I LOVE this sifter.
I also love my pyrex bowls.
Today I must say I am humbled by everything around me, around you, and around the world at large.
Today I also want to send out a word of encouragement to anyone/everyone who is facing a scary challenge.
Just remember the words of my mother, as she faced her own health challenges:
“It’s no step for a stepper.”