Tonight, we are celebrating our family Christmas. Both of the older boys, who work on tugboats, are off the boat right now but will be gone for Christmas.
It’s time to start making those new memories in the new house, so we’re starting tonight with our First Family Christmas in the Miracle Bayou Tree House.
I’m not slaving over a hot stove, though. With the rain pouring down all day, it feels good just to be here snug in my nest, making preparations.
The kids don’t know the entire menu, but I will go ahead and share it with you. It’s a new house, new traditions, and a nice mixture of old and new.
Someone gave us a Honey Baked Spiral ham, which I am not going to re-bake. I’m going to serve it just like they recommend. I despise dry, overcooked ham. Don’t you?
Miracle Bayou Tree House Christmas Buffet
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Honey Baked Spiral Cut Ham – (Christmas Eve tradition from my family)
Choice of soft rolls or pistolettes
Green Bean Casserole (old favorite baked by Dotter)
Corn Dip (new recipe made by BW)
Armadillo Dip (new recipe made by BW)
Artichoke-spinach Dip (new to us) & Ritz Flipsides
French Onion Dip (Miah’s favorite)
Chips: Dorito Scoops, Frito Scoops, Mission Tortilla Strips, Ruffles
Bugles Chips in honor of PaPa Bill (my dad)
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Pecan Patties (made my BW)
Pecan Pie (brought by Danno)
Christmas Sugar Cookies (our tradition & baked by Termite)
Danish Butter Cookies (in honor of my mom)
Chocolate-covered Cherries (in honor of my dad)
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Mamaw’s Spiced Tea Mix (add to hot water)
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Update with photos:
That pecan pie was purchased at the local epicurean market, and it was deeeeeelishus! I think I’ll have some for breakfast.
Most of you might not know, but my sweetheart turned 18 this week! Dotter took him shopping with his money so he could purchase everyone a gift. He did a fantastic job of getting each person a well-thought-out gift. He gave me a much-needed nail file and manicure block. Can you tell he proud he was to hand out the gifts he purchased?
Of course, the gift exchange was the highlight of the night . . . at least for the two youngest boys and the young at heart . . .
And since we have no grandchildren yet, this little darling was the Belle of the Ball last night . . .
And lest we forget the great hunter who cared for nothing else than getting his hands on THIS box . . .
So, here’s to starting off the holiday season early!
PS The three most popular items were: Corn Dip, Pecan Pie, and Mamaw’s Spiced Tea. I can only give you the recipe for two of them!