Dave is marveling over his good fortune of marrying into a family of sugar-addicts.
Lemon drops, Russian teacakes, mint brownies, sugar cookie cut-outs (aka "trees"), peanut butter kisses, and chocolate crinkles. And a hungry Kyle.
My favorite ham recipe - herb encrusted. There are some pearl onions carmelizing too - a delicious side accompaniment.
Dave carves the ham.
From scratch? You bet! Totally worth getting at up at 6 on Christmas morning for. These and some strong coffee gave us just enough energy to open presents.
An egg bake with hash browned potatoes and cheese for brunch.
Preparing Lesley's yummy dijon green beans, with a bonus steam treatment.Roasted root vegetables. Even the brussel sprouts were good! The man of the house goes to town on the prime rib.Caught! Mom sneaking a pre-dinner bite.Yorkshire pudding. It got a LOT puffier than I expected, and made a huge mess of drippings in the bottom of the oven. Thanks again, Mom, for cleaning it up! Mmmm....can't have steak without sauteed mushrooms.
The obligatory 'round the table picture. Gramma, this one's for you!
Finally...my plate is ready. YUM!
I don't have any pictures of dessert but it was another Norton tradition - Margie's chocolate mousse. It was great, but I don't think it was quite as good as hers. There's always next year!