AHHHHH….I am feeling so cozy at home these days…and showing one of the cozy outfits with Eileen Fisher.
Christmas was amazing and I am going to hit some highlights below….I hope all of you had a few smiles this past weekend.
EILEEN FISHER RUANA
A standard “uniform” for me over Christmas week was a column of black with fun, warm toppers.
I started with this Eileen Fisher heavy knit ruana which has been in my wardrobe a long time and was originally purchased in an off -season sale at Dillard’s.
It was just chilly enough for me to have that wrapped in a blanket feeling with this style; yet, still feel put together.
I could show you a picture of me in a fabulous dress (that I would have to rent for the picture) in front of my tree or fireplace ….as if that is how I look on Christmas…but that would not be reality.
In fact, at one point on Christmas Day, I looked down at the lovely sweater I was wearing to discover a big stain from brown sugar and butter that had run when I flipped one of the Monkey Breads onto a plate.
With six grandchildren, all under age 7 and four of them boys, I was not going to be dressed in a fancy outfit. Comfy, cozy and functional were the choices of the week. And, yes, we did play in the leaves!
This is my daughter reading on Christmas Day to the two-year-old cousins. I selected this picture, because it depicts how the 2020 celebration was designed….masks and open doors.
There were 10 adults, and 6 children and masks were worn, and circulation key…as I opened doors and windows and ran ceiling fans. It was chilly, but all were happy!
My youngest son and his girlfriend actually took COVID tests right before Christmas Day to confirm they were negative.
Christmas morning, I served breakfast for everyone featuring this Ham & Cheese Strata, fresh fruit, a baked brie topped with cranberries, apricots and almonds….and, of course, three Monkey Breads!
I have told you before, I am a big fan of the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction, and the Overnight Ham & Cheese Strata is her recipe.
But, in Texas, we must add salsa and chopped jalapenos. I do recommend this recipe…it was delicious and I made it with the crispy baguette recommended by Sally.
The baked brie did very well in my small cast iron skillet…cooked at 375 for almost 10 minutes.
Our crowd went through a lot of cookies over the weekend. I made a new batch twice and I think I was cooking regularly off and on all weekend…but we did not order fast food at all…I am proud of that!
Before everyone invaded, I made a large pot of chili and cheddar cheese/jalapeno cornbread to have on hand and that worked!
Despite the challenges and faces covered…I believe Christmas 2020 will be remembered as one of the best with our family!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
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Again, I will remind you that there are some amazing sales on-going and that is why I have the links posted below….I hope all of you are also cozy at home and will continue to…..
My daughter ordered these socks from Etsy for the boys with their cat’s picture on them…it was a favorite!
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By Pamela Lutrell