weather has hijacked our plans for the day. We have
postponed our intended visit to spend time with family.
We will be saving
our Christmas cheer and will spend it generously when
weather permits a visit. Thank goodness for
the telephone. We can share good wishes,
We are having a lovely Christmas Eve Day. Attila had the snow cleared from the driveway by noon. There is more coming down, mixed with rain, but since we are not venturing forth Attila can shovel and clear at his leasure.
This afternoon Attila is recreating by removing the snow load from the back lean-to, to prevent collapse when the rain really begins in earnest. To each his own!
Yesterday Attila cooked a turkey dinner, our little cozy Christmas together. I baked a cherry pie in honour of the occasion. We had a lovely brunch today consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and peas. Lovely. The cherry pie is disappearing very quickly, a decadent indulgence. I had a piece with my morning coffee, "last night's dessert for breakfast" as Attila pointed out, with a grin.
Today I will bake Mincemeat Squares, which are a much healthier indulgence than pie. These squares are much lower in fat, and are much higher in healthy nutrients; and we love eating them.
For the duration of today and tomorrow I am abandoning dietary caution. In the end, the discomfort will bring me to my senses. I'll have a wonderful time until then though, just wonderful!
|RECIPES :: Cast
By The Easy Chair
by Diana Gabaldon
(hmm... was I ever this preoccupied with sex... maybe)
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
SNOWFALL WARNING CONTINUED
A Colorado low is still moving towards Ontario and is expected to reach Georgian Bay this evening. A large swath of snow has already pushed well ahead of this storm blanketing most of southern Ontario last night.
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