Friday, November 26, 2010


Well all the dishes are done, the leftovers are put away, and another Holiday has passed.... This was a different Holiday for us, and pretty much everyone in our family..NO ONE was together, and I think that was a first. Sure we have all lived by each other, and typically in some way shape or form we "see" each other, but not his year.

We were all in other places, we have moved, and Scott's mom has moved, leaving our family in Temecula behind. His sister and family were with friends, my sister was at her in laws, Nicholas was with his dad, and everyone else was alone.

I did all the cooking, like I would have done at home, but it was different. I thought I would be fine, and I was until I talked to Melissa, my Best friend at home, who happens to live next door to our house we still have there...and I was S.A.D. I felt my voice crackle and I just don't know what happened! I think it was a rush of feelings, feelings of missing our friends and family, feelings of all this being new, and not having what we had at was tough. I am Big on get togethers, cooking and family and friends, all of it, goes hand in hand, and my hands felt half empty. I am big on setting traditions or the little things that my kids will remember and do for their families...the certain things we ate, and the things I would not dare to make!! The house was a little quieter, less hectic, and not in a good way...

I do love it here, and am thankful to call this our new just felt so new yesterday, alone yesterday, and it hit me a little harder than I expected! I know in time, all of those things will come, and we will be happier than we are right now, it is just the waiting that I am not good at. My patience is null, zip, zero..and while I know God is working on that, this is also part of the getting there process...TIME... it is a good and bad thing..

Here is what our Feast looked like, It was all so good, even if I say so myself....haha

 I usually do a big spread, in our formal dining room, with my china..but since I did dishes....ALL DAY, and china has to be hand washed, I opted for more casual, my hands are thanking me today...

 Our Golden Fried Turkey....
 It was ssssooooo juicy, very yummy, we were bummed there was not a lot left over, I'll do a bigger one next year, this is the smallest one we have ever done, barely a 10 pounder!!
 Deviled eggs, my mom always makes these, hers are better!!
My cranberry dish...actually it is my ex sister in laws, she told me how to make it 15+ years ago, and I have made it EVERY holiday since....Whole cranberry sauce, layered with real whipping cream, topped with crushed saltine crackers....This is the only way I will eat this....
 This was the only "new" recipe I tried..I usually do not steer away from the traditional green bean casserole, but this year I tried this one from The Pioneer Woman, it was really good..she makes the best stuff!! Don't even get me going on the cinnamon rolls...TO DIE FOR!
 My stuffing, I add Craisins, celery, onion, Green apples, Sausage, seasoning, and sometimes Walnuts...I love the crunch it has!!
And lastly, leftovers for an army...except for the turkey that is!! ( I need to go on a yesterday!)
Am laying low, getting out our Christmas stuff...YAY!!! If you went shopping, hope you made it back alive with some good deals...or if you are like me, still in my jammies, enjoying coffee...more power to you!!

Mind you, it said the high would be 54 yesterday...ok, it was 35 ALL day with the wind blowing...that was also a BIG difference in our Holiday...I guess it at least "felt like" the holidays!!
In His Grace
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Christina! I love your Christmas card! Yours was the first one we got and i was so happy. You all look wonderful. I miss you a ton and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.
    Love you,


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