Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Morning Breakfast

We spent the night at The Sister's house on Christmas Eve, as is our long standing tradition.

The Sister, as always, had set a pretty dinner table for us.

The Brother-in-Law fixed us pretty Blue Christmas Martinis.

The Sister and The Brother-in-Law fixed a fabulous meal.

Steamed Broccoli (cheese optional)

I made Holiday Salad, which is a favorite of ours.

We all confessed it's a favorite in large part because 
of the prosciutto goat cheese packets on top!

Dessert was mini brownie bundt cakes.

Christmas morning started later than in years past. 
The girls slept until after 8:00am.  What?

Fun was had by all opening the gifts. 

There was the traditional "bow on the head" moment.

The Husband has been "under the weather" recently, but was feeling good this morning.

To quote the nieces, "This is the best Christmas ever!"

For breakfast we had a "new to us" casserole.

Crescent Rolls
Breakfast Sausage
Cream Cheese
Grated Colby Jack Cheese 

Cover the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan with a layer of Crescent Rolls 
Brown sausage; remove from hot skillet 
Place cream cheese in hot skillet to soften 
When the cream cheese is soft, stir in the sausage and mix well 
Pour mixture in the casserole pan 
Sprinkle grated cheese over the mixture 
Top with a layer of Crescent Rolls 
Bake according to Crescent Roll directions 

Thanks to my sister-in-law's sister, Margaret for the above recipe.
It was a BIG hit!

I'll end this post with my new favorite picture of myself with the older niece.

I hope your holidays were merry & bright!


  1. Merry Christmas...can't wait to try the casserole!

  2. It was wild at our Tulsa house. Presents were ripped apart at such speed I couldn't keep up with it all. Just hope everyone got the presents they were supposed to get.

  3. It sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas. Your Christmas Eve menu sounded so interesting and delicious. Happy New Year!