Christmas this year was a really beautiful time. I feel grateful, loved and a little bit spoiled to be able to see everyone while having some calm alone time with my love, too. Christmas Eve was just for the two of us. I decked the house out like what I’d envision as a small sitting room at a mountain B&B. I opened a bottle of wine I brought back from Spain and got to work creating our feast. First was a tart topped with caramelized onions, olives and anchovies. It was easy and delicious and a hit with everyone on Christmas day, too. For a main course I pulled out all the stops with a Chilean Sea Bass with chorizo in a chickpea broth. It was out of this world and I highly recommend to all.
Christmas morning L & I excitedly made our way to out little tree and exchanged the gifts we so carefully picked out. I put the spiced scones in the oven I’d prepared the night before and put the coffee on. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast before hitting the silent road to New Jersey to spend the day with his family. We ate, drank and sang through the day and returned to the city with happy bellies and hearts.
It’s sort of weird, now, the withdrawal sort of feeling you go through after the holiday season. With days off there are no schedules to battle or lonely evenings to spend. It’s joy and comfort quite literally and boy do I miss it already. Thankfully, we have the weekend ahead and a couple more days to look forward to!