Friday, December 26, 2008

We just had a great Christmas this year. We decided to have a very nice, pretty formal Christmas dinner with our kids. So that's what we did.

This was our menu:

Gingered Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Dijon Mustard Sauce
Roasted Red Potato and Onion Wedges
Sauteed Green Beans with Shallots and Sweet Corn
Glazed Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
and Creme Brulee for dessert

Bo & I worked hard all morning getting everything ready, and it all turned out really good. The Beef Tenderloin and the Creme Brulee were excellent, if I do say so myself!

Bo put together a Scavenger Hunt for the kids before we ate and that was lots of fun too. They had five places around town to go. Bo had written all the clues which were really pretty witty. (He's good at that sort of thing). About an hour before the kids got here, Bo went to all the places and taped envelopes with the next clue. I wondered if they would all figure it out, but they all did, and Mason & Whitney were the first to get back. It was really fun and we were thinking "maybe" we should make the scavenger hunt a new family tradition. We'll see.

You know, we always take our family kid picture at Christmas, and here's this years:

A pretty good looking bunch, I'd say!

I hope you all had a good Christmas too. And Happy New Year!!


Mamaw to 6 said...

What a pretty table and a great looking bunch of young people. Sounds like you all had a great Christmas Day of being together.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Lordy Lordy that sounds fancy, you need to tell me the menu in (hick) english...Sounds interesting... The scavenger hunt sounds like a blast!
I'm so glad everything went well for ya'll.
The picture is a really good one.
Merry (belated) Christmas, to you and your group!
♥ Gendy