Here we go, into Christmas weekend.
Shopping has been busy around here, but surprisingly easy -- many people already left town Friday to take advantage of the long weekend. I got the rest of the food for the Seven Fish Dishes dinner -- we've been celebrating Christmas Eve this way for decades. (The Italians started it, to mark the seven sacraments -- but hey, we're not Italian.) Here's the menu; recipes are on the blogs below.
Angels on Horseback (oysters)
Seafood Chowder (scallops) -- friends are coming, and her husband is not that big on clam chowder
Baked Trout with Herb Stuffing
with rice, fruit, sorbet and a green salad.
sparkling red grape juice (we're doing this meal alcohol-free, with wine for Christmas dinner)
For dessert -- snowball sundaes, cookies and chocolates. Espresso, too.
Take a look at the Holiday Goodies or Christmas Goodies blog for specifics.
The Brick is out fixing up the chickies' heat lamp/light arrangement. The extra light and heat have been a big help -- in spite of the snow, we're still getting between 6-9 eggs a day. The Christmas tree is up, and bags and Stuff are still everywhere. There's a lot of cleaning, shopping and dishwashing to do before Christmas Eve -- I'd better get to it.
Hope your weekend is going well.