Can you believe that Christmas has come and gone? We had thunder, lightning, and rain, but nothing could dampen our spirits – well maybe that 78 degrees dampened all of us a little bit. It certainly was some bad hair for the Christmas pictures, but we had the best time through it all!
For those of you who have read our book, Sunday Lunch, (www.amazon.com) then you know our Christmas is as traditional as it gets! Of course, we started our morning at Gran and Gaca’s house with our traditional LeConte Sunrise breakfast. Our meal this year had a few additions and we had some additional cooks this year, too. Kristen made the sausage balls for the first time and she did a fantastic job! After our annual reading of the Christmas story by our Patriarch, The Colonel, our food was blessed and we commenced to indulge in:
Garlic Cheese Grits
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
(These were made by Aunt Sister and I’m telling you what they were the best things I’ve ever had)
After breakfast (when we were stuffed and could hardly breathe) we made our way down the steps to see what Santa had left for all of us good boys and girls. We were not disappointed! What a joy to see Stella, Wyatt, and Will opening their gifts and being so excited to take off with their new toys. All around that big ole room were exclamations of “Oh! I love it!” and “Thank you! It’s perfect!” We couldn’t help but feel blessed to once again have all 19 of us gathered together for our Family Christmas, Southern Style. As we left each other to get to the next relative’s celebration, we did so with thankful hearts for having had that time together. Aunt Sister gets the award this year for the most food cooked! We gathered at her house for dinner and it was a spread! Enjoy our pictures and look up the recipes in Sunday Lunch if you want to enjoy it like we did!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Shaker Corn Pudding
Homemade Whipped Cream