Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

It's finally here! Merry Christmas to everyone.

The Advent House with all the doors and windows open.

This is what I saw when I crept downstairs to see what Santa brought. He brought me a white Christmas!!!

Teddy looked at me as if to ask why I put this white stuff on her patio.

The backyard.

Teddy was hardly awake.

Santa brought me a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This baby is very intimidating and will take me a while to learn how to handle it. This was the first pic I took with it. No flash was used and this is a dark room.

This is our current favorite beverage. Limeade mixed with soda water.

We have had the same Christmas eve dinner for 27 years. Raclette.

This year we added thin slices of the no-knead bread broiled with garlic butter.

We always serve it with salt boiled potatoes.

On the top of the Raclette machine we cook salami, ham and sausages.

The cheese is placed on the little pans and broiled under the cooktop.

The meat is placed on the toast and the cheese is poured over top. This is served with sweet gherkins and pickled onions. Usually you slice the potatoes and pour the cheese over them.

Teddy is telling me that she likes Raclette too!

We loved the Raclette so much that we had it again for brunch served with fried eggs.

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