It’s hard to believe what we all accomplish in the month of December. No wonder we are all exhausted at the onset of the new year. We had a great holiday this year and hope that all of you did too!
Pots of amarylis and paperwhites, Frank’s preserved Meyer lemons and a little kitten I knit for Rainer.
I love to wrap! Pomander balls make everything smell delicious.
On top of the cabinet are little white lights stuffed in canning jars, the idea courtesy of our friend Phyllis. The tree is covered in a collection of red ornaments and other little finds. I used to bake cookies for the tree, but after the dog ate the bottom two thirds leaving sad little strings behind, we stay away from edible ornaments. I had also made cookie gift tags which made for another impossible task of remembering of what went to who.
Christmas eve we spent the afternoon making cookies so Sterling could pick her favorite for Santa.It is amazing that Santa always finds his way to Frajil Farms!Sterling and her new doll.
Rainer having a private moment to herself. Photos courtesy of her mom, photographer Orianna Riley.
Of course we cooked a big dinner. Standing rib roast courtesy of Frank.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes adapted from Whole Living Thanksgiving issue. They are so good and ridiculously easy, we keep making them. Usually we pick Brussel sprouts straight from the garden, but crop failure sent us to the farm stand this year.Fresh baked challah and noodle pudding (kugel), sweet and creamy.
Charlotte, Jack and Jen making more cookies for New Years Eve which happens also to be our anniversary. No one quite made it to midnight, but almost!