Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Celebrations…



And so another delightful Christmas has passed, and I am truly happy to say that it was a special day…relaxed and simple which is just what we like!  {{smiles}}


Our Christmas dinner consisted of lovely salads and a few cuts of cold meat…
My sisters were a wonderful help to me, and we had such a special time of fellowship as we prepared our meal…I am cherishing these precious moments, as I know how quickly seasons change…

 
Beth and I baked adorable little loaves of white bread, dusted with flour…Beth and Mom then wrapped each baby loaf with lace and hessian twine for added charm…  They placed a loaf at each person’s place setting.

  New baby potatoes harvested from the garden…with parsley, garlic and butter…

 Herby marinated vegetables with roast beef and Basil…



A simple green salad…



Courgette and carrot salad with homegrown piquante peppers and rolled leg of lamb…

We also made our traditional Christmas crackers…this was our fourth year making them now.
Each person got chocolate balls in theirs, along with a little gift – Nancy and I got some pretty ribbons and the little girls got magnetic bookmarks or stickers…





Homemade Christmas Fruit Cake which Nancy and I decorated to match our tablecloth of gold stars…



Christmas Eve we enjoyed our traditional homemade pizzas, whilst watching the new Celtic Women DVD…  This is probably our favourite Christmas tradition, and there is always such a festive atmosphere in our home on Christmas Eve!


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I do hope your Christmas was just as lovely as ours, dear friends… 

How special to celebrate the birth and coming of our Lord and King who would eventually die in order to atone for our sins…what a Saviour!


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Blessings to you, and I pray you have a wonderful, blessed New Year!

15 comments:

Lydia S. said...

It sounds like you had a nice Christmas with some delicious (and beautiful!) food!
Happy New Year next!

Mildred said...

Hello Kelly-Anne, I certainly enjoyed the pictures of your delicious meal. The fruit cake is simply gorgeous! How charming the tiny loaves of bread are at each place setting. My husband and I would really enjoy the salad. I wish each of you happiness, peace and good health in the new year. xoxo

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! <3 ~Lisa

Paige said...

It seems that you had a lovely day! :) It's fun to see what chefs across the world cook (though of course we have similarities!)
I like your evening tradition; Celtic Woman's music is so beautiful and homemade pizza is *yummy*!

Margie said...

You captured your delicious food beautifully on your camera, Kelly-Anne. I also prefer simple Christmas celebrations.

Debbie Harris said...

Just beautiful, Kelly-Anne.
My that Christmas cake is gorgeous! It must have looked stunning with your table setting of gold.
What a lovely way of serving your dinner rolls,I must try and remember that, and those potatoes, yum!
I shared with you before that we too have crackers every year, but I would love to create my own. May I ask, do you have a way of creating the cracker part in yours?
This was a lovely post, such enjoyment to hear about your home life with your family.
Our Christmas was quiet, but quite beautiful as we reflected on our Savior.

Blessings~~ Debbie

Camille said...

It all sounds so lovely! I so enjoy a quiet Christmas at home. :) Your photography is gorgeous Kelly-Anne. And, those crackers....they are beautiful! I think you may just be giving me the nudge toward making my own, too. Hmmmm....perhaps I should start now as the days and weeks before Christmas seem to take on a life of their own. Happy New Year! Hugs, Camille

Daniela said...

For preparing the best Christmas for our dear ones we do always work so very much, but it's really worth, isn't it ?
I'm sure that your Christmas was blessed with so much love, you have such a wonderful family, my darling !
Congrats on your cake, you've decorated it with so much art, really !!!

May the week just begun brig you all further joy

with dear love
Dany

Sarah said...

Your Christmas celebration looks so beautiful! What an amazing cake! So very elegant, almost too pretty to eat. : ) May you and your family have a blessed New Year!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a delightful celebration your family had at Christmas dear Kelly-Anne! All of the special efforts you made to make the meal so special are just amazing! The salads and potatoes looked so amazing in your pictures! You certainly have made me hungry just looking at the pictures! We had a simple and quiet celebration here too with a lovely meal.. we did the traditional turkey and mashed potatoes with salad and veggies too... so very enjoyable, and yet the memories as a family that we made were what brought such joy into my heart! We watched some old home movies of the kids growing up, and we laughed and shared some wonderful memories together Christmas Eve. Such joy! May the Lord continue to bless your sweet family in this season of joyfulness!

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Kelly-Anne! Ours was delightful too. It was a bit warm for Christmas in Colorado, but it was cozy and simple.
I hope you enjoy your New Year!
Hugs & Blessings,
Amy

faith76 said...

Hope you have a very happy and healthy new year! Xxx Leah

Maria said...

the Merriest of Christmas to you Kelly-Anne :0) what a delicious feast to celebrate the birth of our Savior. It is good to enjoy the bounty from your garden :0) Happy New Year sweet lady :D mari

Elizabeth said...

Kelly-Anne,

What a lovely Christmas you and your sweet family enjoyed! I absolutely loved looking through the pictures...everything looks so festive and the food looks oh-so-delicious!!

Our internet has been down for the last week, so I just received your comment on my blog this evening. But, what a delight it was to receive such sweet words from a dear friend!

Our Christmas was lovely and I am hoping to post about it in January :)

Your friendship has been such a blessing to me over the past year and I look forward to another year of sweet fellowship with you :) Hope you are having a lovely week so far, and I wish you and your family a wonderful and very blessed new year!!

Much love to you as always,
Libby

Cheryl said...

Oh, so sweet! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! So thankful for you, dear friend, and wishing you a very Happy New Year!!