I really racked up this Christmas and post Christmas. Here’s how it went down in the Kesler household.
My dad & sister came by on Christmas Eve to make cheese straws. Mine turned out awesome. Theirs turned out not quite so awesome. Such is life. At least now I have Gran’s secret cheesestraw recipe (really more of a guideline) so I can make cheesestraws for years to come. Dad & sister came back later on that night for dinner. We had: ham, 5lbs of mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce.
After dinner & after the folks left, Matt & I opened our presents. Opening on Christmas Eve was new to us this year, but because we wanted to be at Dad’s by 9:30ish for mimosas, it made the most since to open presents early.
Matt’s big present was a new Tissot watch. He looves it. I got it engraved for him since he knew he was getting it. I had to surprise him somehow!
Here’s what I got from the hubs:
Crate & Barrel salad bowls
Stainless Steel mixing bowls
Glass storage containers
Acrylic cookbook holder
Real Simple cookbook
Alton Brown Feasting on Asphalt book
Wine glass drying mat
Rabbit-style wine opener
Reusable oven liner
Engraved pendant (about 1inch long by 3/4in wide. A bit smaller than anticipated, but I loove it)
Gift card to bra shop. This is a real treat. I hadn’t bought any new bras in 2.5 years! As Tim Gunn says (and my husband quotes), “They [underware] are the foundation on which a good outfit is built on”.
Santa was super good to me. I also got some kick ass presents from the inlaws (OXO Pop Storage containers for my flour and sugar, a super awesome pair of Gingher scissors, and another set of ramekins)!
Another post to come about our post-Christmas shopping extravaganza!