Yesterday morning, after a long winter’s nap where not a creature was stirring, we awoke to find that Santa had managed to get down through one our old bricked up coal fireplaces and put presents in our stockings!
First, let me just say that I love stocking stuffers! They’re so fun, and they’re usually some of the more creative, practical, and surprising gifts. I got a ‘cord wrap’ gadget that keeps your headphones wrapped neatly so they don’t turn into a bird’s nest in your pocket :). Anyone else get some cool stocking stuffers?
As for the bigger presents, those are cool too. Among several other fun gifts, I got a pair of gloves that have finger pads that will work on an iphone (one of the more annoying things about the iphone is that you can’t us it when wearing gloves… until now, that is). This probably doesn’t sound that important to those of you who live in Texas, but it’s frickin’ cold here and having to take your gloves off every other minute to work your phone is just plain annoying!
For Christmas lunch, since Candice has an aversion to uncooked meats, I was in charge of the ham. I had decided beforehand that the best way to cook a ham is to boil it in Dr. Pepper for about an hour and a half. The only problem was that I did not have a pot big enough to boil an entire ham! “What am I going to do?” I said to myself. If only I had a Le Creuset 28cm Round Cast Iron Casserole Dish! Well, guess what Santa brought for Candice this year! That’s right, check it out, featured in the middle of our Christmas lunch spread… you see, one of the benefits of the Le Creuset is that it can go from stove top, to oven, to table (this should be a commercial!). The ham was delicious, by the way.
We loved our Christmas day. We got to hang out with a few friends who made the day very special for us, and even though we were away from family, we very much enjoyed being at home, lounging in our pajamas, cooking great food, opening fun presents, and watching Christmas movies.