Happy Sunday everyone and I hope all who celebrated this past week had a fabulous time.
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This collection of photos is from part of my family’s Christmas celebration.
1- My parents and I met up with number 2 daughter and my number 2 grand daughter in Richmond to share a lovely meal at the Cheesecake Factory and to exchange gifts. I have never eaten at the Cheesecake Factory. They have adapted their menu to accommodate gluten sensitivities so I finally had the chance to try it. My mom, number 4 daughter and I split this wonderful chocolate desert.
2 – My sister-in-law in New Jersey sent us this Amaryllis and it took off growing as soon as I transplanted it. I will post a picture of it when it finally blooms. I predict it will be massive if all three of those stems end up blooming.
3 – We had a Christmas Eve celebration with family at my brother’s house. The theme was the Feast of the Seven Fishes based on his wife’s Italian heritage. We indulged in oysters on the half shell, catfish nuggets, oyster stew, shrimp, and something else that I am forgetting. Not every dish was a fish. We don’t always play by the rules. We also had a White Elephant Gift Exchange which is lots of fun. I did not take pictures of all the ‘dishes of fishes’. I was too busy chatting it up with everyone.
4 – Sardines. Part of “the feast”. I didn’t try these as it was the 6th dish and I am not always keen on fish with lots of bones. But, everyone who did eat them raved about how good they were.
5 – Linguini with clam sauce. Yes, the pasta was gluten free. There are 6 of us with celiac disease in my family. This was a fresh gluten free pasta from Whole Foods. Yum!!!
6 – I brought along a FujiFilm Instax Mini camera to leave out for random picture taking. Have any of you have seen this thing or have tried one? It’s really fun. It’s a mini version of the old Polaroid cameras only these instant pictures are the size of a business card. My number 4 daughter who works for a catering company said these sometimes show up at wedding receptions. It’s a great way to record any gathering or party.
7 – Sebastian loved his new ball that Santa brought for him. This dog was like having a 3 year old in the house when we opened presents. He wanted in on all that paper ripping. I gave him his presents just to distract him so we could finish opening our own.
The feature photo is my grand daughter enjoying the cheesecake that she and her mommy and great papa shared at our lunch.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and that the New Year is full of health and joy! Happy Holidays to you all!