I was all set to cancel Christmas following my Snow Monkeys upset loss in fantasy football league play (Thanks for – next to – nothing Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald, and DeAndre Hopkins), but had a last minute change of heart. And so, this morning, we were up dark and early for our road trip, leaving Toronto at 8 a.m. and pulling into my mother’s driveway at 12:20 p.m. 4 hours and 20 minutes door to door. Any faster, and I would’ve been piloting a puddle jumper!
Sis and mom, ever affable hostesses.
Mom serves up one of her specialties – and one of my favorites: chicken fettini.
Along with another specialty – and another personal favorite: sweet and spicy peppers.
And one more specialty/favorite: the crab mousse!
For dessert, mom’s trademark (not actually trademarked) Friendship Cake. Recipe here:
Sis’s new addition to the family: Kona. Look at ’em eyes!
When we finished dinner, we all sat back to relax. Except mom who immediately started work on her eggplant parmigiana for Christmas Eve dinner.
Tomorrow’s plans: Less driving; more eating.
So what are YOUR holiday plans?