My oldest grandson celebrated his 8th birthday last week! This darling boy was first seen on my blog in 2008, when he was born. How life has changed for us since then! It has been a joy to live closer to him and to watch him grow. Like all grandparents, we believe that every one of our grandchildren is the smartest and best looking child there is!
This week I'll be very busy shopping for, and preparing, our traditional Italian style "Feast of the Seven Fishes." It is a meal we, and our guests, look forward to all year long! As an appetizer I make my Italian Mixed Seafood Salad. It is one of my most pinned recipes, and truly delicious. Another recipe I make on Christmas Eve, that is truly Italian and my husband's favorite, is Baccala Florentine. It is made with salted cod that has been reconstituted in water, but you can also substitute regular cod fish filet. We also have stuffed calamari, fried shrimp, mussels and clams, stuffed lobster tails, salmon, and an assortment of vegetables.
One thing for sure, is that we will have a white Christmas! We had about 8 inches of snow this past weekend on the Front Range of Colorado, and it has been unusually cold so the snow is not melting as quickly as it usually does in the warm Colorado sun. I love snow and it made me happy to see this quiet beauty all around our neighborhood.
A Christmas Day visitor last year!
Will he come back this year?
Love Came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
~ Christina G.Rossetti
May you and your family have a very Merry and blessed Christmas!
I will see you in the new year!
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