Presents, Family and Cooking Together

24 Dec

1   J did a last bit of decorating, hanging all the wooden ornaments onto a picked-up branch – plenty of those around after the rough weather.

Decorating the branch

Decorating the branch

2   The next tranche of family have arrived. Hooray!

3    Everybody is busy in the kitchen  cooking dinner together, Ham cooked in Coke and glazed with Honey and Ginger and served with creamy mash, broad beans in a white sauce and sweet corn. Delicious. We are blessed with sons-in-law who love to cook.

Chefs in the family

Preparing the meal together


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8 responses to “Presents, Family and Cooking Together

  1. bobmielke

    December 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    To me Christmas is all about family so you seem to have the right idea. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas involved the kitchen and all the preparations. I learned to cook from my mom & sisters who were killer cooks. Thee was a pecking order that allowed the little ones to make simple dished like turn the mashed potato masher, the type you put onto a 2 quart pot and turn the crank as the potatoes are added, along with fresh butter & salt. I live alone now with my parents both gone but I still have my two sisters & younger brother living in other parts of the United States. Thank goodness for the internet. Thanks for posting and please have a Merry Christmas! – Bob

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      I hope you have had a good day Bob and send you all the best. We love the internet too with our son and his wife in Barcelona available on Skype and contact possible with my brother and his wife in Atlanta, my sister in Hawaii and my other brother and his family in Munich! As you say, Thank goodness for the internet. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      By the way, never heard of that way of doing mashed potatoes! They sound good! 🙂

      • bobmielke

        December 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        I found a photo using google images with “mashed potato machine” as my search string that is identical to what my mom had but I don’t know if I can attach it here.

        • mybeautfulthings

          December 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

          I’ll google it myself tomorrow! Thank you 🙂

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    December 25, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Love LouAnn

  3. Alastair

    December 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and yours … have a good one

  4. Purnimodo

    December 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Wonderful pictures 🙂 Love the dedication he gives to decorating the tree. Very endearing.

    Have a blessed Christmas.

    Warm Wishes 🙂


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