Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas day and a debt to MFK Fisher

Lovely day, lots of gifts, lots of happiness, lots of walks and I even had a nap! My younger daughter went out and dug three huge holes, one for the tree, one to try to trap me, and one to trap dinosaurs. Elder daughter a bit under the weather. Spoke to the husband...doing fine, into the fifth hour of lunch at his Catalan cousins when we talked.

My sister and I cooked dinner, turkey and all. It was good. Tried to cook brussel sprouts a new way, from memory. I have a few of MFK Fisher's books, (on the boat) and my memory was that she fried them in butter, with a little salt and pepper. Try it, you'll like it. Use a LOT of butter. Mmmmmm. That may not be what she said to do, but it's what I remember and what I did. The family was great, the sun shone - for the first time since we got here...and it was all Christmas should be.,

Nice day, hope yours was as lovely.

4 comments:

Beth said...

Yummm. I LOVE brussel sprouts! I make them alot...and this way sounds good. I'm gonna try it.

hey, no more bad santas!!

Beth said...

Love the youngest digging three holes (and one to trap Mom!) Who needs toys?
And so glad you had a great Christmas.
Aren't you kind of glad it's over?? I am. :)

oreneta said...

Beth: they were very good, and I am so happy there are other brussel sprout lovers out there, a most maligned veg.

Beth: I thought it was pretty hilarious that on Christmas day after all the toys, she wanted to dig...

Nomad said...

love BS...will def try the saute with butter approach...gosh miss you all, the hole stroy reminds me of the back yard plays....