December does seem to be flying by... and thankfully I am clicking things off my list...
So today I am working with the menus... I decided to change up the Christmas morning Quiche a bit.... and made hubby and I a smaller version to try out for lunch today.... full of fresh garden veggies,,, peppers, broccoli, onions, and this time, I added an extra measure of nutmeg to add a bit of Christmas cheer. But I must make a note to self to be sure to season well otherwise.... the veggies tend to mask the salt apparently... but tastes so good with my Christmas coffee.... this time flavored with a bit of our local fresh made egg nog... so rich an yummy... instead of half and half which is my usual habit.
So as I ponder our yuletide meals, I am listening to one of my all time favorite Christmas cd's.
Winterlude -- Instrumentals for a Contemplative Christmas
Just exactly the kind of instrumentals one wants to listen to during days like these!
You can find it here.
This year we sent out 90 cards... I actually spent all day yesterday on them... but we do love to sent greetings to our dearest friends and families.. plus old friends whom we havent seen is many years.. There is something special about a bit of slow mail correspondence that cant be duplicated digitally!
I was so pleased when I found my New Fox family to celebrate with us becasue I could not find my lovely older couple...
Then, this morning my dear old friends showed... turns out they had been vacationing in Boca!
It seems they had had a visit with Uncle Sylvestri Fox who was so full of stories they almost missed their Christmas visit with me here....
But they did bring back his favorite Yuletide lovely recipe
Prep Time 15 min. Total Time 15 min. Servings 9 servings
How to Scoop Out the Tomatoes Use a measuring teaspoon or a small melon baller to scoop out the seeds from the tomatoes. Make Ahead Tomatoes can be filled with cream cheese
18 large cherry tomatoes (10 oz.), about 1- 1/4 inches in diameter 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened 1/4 cup Mayonnaise,
3 slices cooked Bacon, crumbled 2 Tbsp. finely chopped romaine lettuce
3 Tbsp. crushed seasoned croutons
Cut tops off tomatoes; discard. Scoop out seeds. Drain tomatoes, cut sides down, on paper towels. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese and mayo in medium bowl until blended. Stir in bacon and lettuce. Spoon cream cheese mixture into tomatoes just before serving; top with crushed croutons.
Sounds pretty tasty and looks great as well!!!
Thanks Uncle Sylvestri!