Well, I just realized that I have not left my house since Wednesday. I actually only stepped outside yesterday evening to check out the lighting display that my beloved and middle son put up. Thankfully, the weather God's were kind on Saturday, as today it is cold and wet. Not really ideal outside decorating weather.
I thought I'd share a few pics from the holiday-
This photo really doesn't do this dish justice- they really are just so beautiful with their bright red color.
Sweet potatoes before-
Ok- can you count all those sticks of butter in the background? Over the course of my cooking that night before I used all of them- plus more the next day. Thanks God for Costco butter in bulk!
Sweet potatoes after- that streusel topping melts and then carmelizes and gets crunchy with the sweet gooey mashed sweet potatoes inside- this is to die for!
The turkey- I was so mad that I forgot to photograph that brined bird in all of its golden brown glory. Suffice it to say- she was divine.
Starting on the left- FIL, Beloved, MIL, Sis...
From the bottom- Middle One, Eldest One...
Top left- Youngest One, Sis' eldest and then Youngest at the makeshift children's table, otherwise known as our family room coffee table. For some reason, I missed my BIL- he was probably loading up his plate again when I took the photo...Many thanks to him for carving my bird.
Bringing down the Christmas decorations....
The good thing about decorating, my house gets a thorough cleaning as I set everything out.
Okay, I really didn't mean to post this. For one, I can't figure our how to adjust how the photo is displayed. Second, it's a little blurry. Third, I also haven't been able to delete a photo from a post once it's been imported. Oh why am I so technically impaired? But since it's here, I tell you this is beloved having to rip all of the lights off of the tree to figure out what was not working before he had to put on all new ones. I'll share the after of decorating with you all later!