I finished all of the goodies by Sunday and started packaging Sunday afternoon. I got the cookies and biscotti done, but had to wait until Monday to package everything else. I've separated the stuff that needs to be mailed and that will be tomorrow's task...I need to buy boxes first.
The final goodie total:
- Bark: 9 pounds
- Biscotti: 661
- Breads and fruitcakes: 30 mini-loaves and 10 medium loaves
- Cookies: 815
- Spicy nuts: 3 pounds
- Sugared nuts: 12 pounds
I made a coconut flan for dessert that turned out pretty well. I think next time I might chop the coconut separately and then adding it to the liquid mixture. The recipe calls for blending it all together, resulting in a texture that was not a smooth as I wanted it to be. It tasted great, though.
Christmas Eve dinner was great, but I pretty much crashed after everyone left.
Christmas morning was calm...we enjoyed our coffee, while the Daughter enjoyed the chocolate atole I made for her (Mexican chocolate champurrado). Stockings were first
And then the presents
Sombra hung around the tree, waiting for something to happen.
Santa was very good to me and brought me the Traveling Lazy Kate from Nancy's Notions, the book "Fosse," and a gift certificate from A Verb For Keeping Warm!
I made Eggs Benedict for brunch:
We pretty much just hung out, investigating our new acquisitions. The Husband set up his new backpacking tent in the back yard and I started reading my new book. Mostly, though, I was knitting the Husbands new wool hat--one of his Christmas gifts. I stopped trying to be stealthy as his head is too big and I needed to try it on him several times to make sure it would fit properly.
It was a good day!