A Christmas Re-post
All through the years family has played the best part of all Christmas plans.... until the Lord called my grandparents home Christmas meant getting together with the whole clan on both sides of the family... The main event at both farms was the Christmas dinner at my mom's folks and the Christmas Supper at dad's.... by the end of the day we were completely stuffed to the brim... both full of Christmas joy, fellowship, love, and more food that a body should even ever consider consuming!. Then Christmas reverts to my mom and dad's home in the country and by that time we had our wee Amanda... and the tradition continued with great food and to replace the hordes of cousins, aunts and uncles, Mom always invited the neighboring countryside in for a Christmas Eve Open House, then gift opening took place on Christmas Eve after the party.... seems strange to me now...It wasnt until Amanda was a teen that I got to determine our own family's tradition... that we actually were in our own home over the Christmas celebration. I broke all previous tradition and decided that we would open gifts on Christmas Day..
Christmas Eve we would always go to the Christmas Eve service at our church... and center ourselves over the true meaning of Christmas, reading scripture and singing carols around the piano.
On Christmas morning we traditionally have our festive Christmas brunch...
Our favorite Christmas morning delights are the Cranberry walnut Scones
Our lovely Amanda loves to bake them lately which is a huge help on Christmas morningI love to whip up our Christmas quiche each year... we usually bake 2 and eat on it all day long!!!!
Brandied fruit rounds out the menu for Christmas morning... and then we head to the parlor and open the gifts!!!