Who doesn't get socks for Christmas?
In our family, it's a given. We are a funny sock family. My little brother takes issue with holes. He can't stand them! If a sock so much as gets one itsy-bitsy hole in them, they end up at my house like this:
Emma knows where we hide "the bag" and if you go retrieve one for her, she wants the entire bag. If you so much as utter "Go get the sockie", she goes absolutely nuts! So Tim keeps the sockie bag filled to the brim!
My big brother has no problem with holes in his socks. As a matter of fact, we wouldn't recognize him without a hole or two! This drives my little brother insane! If Donnie so much as walks in with one minuscule hole, Tim is hollering at him immediately!
So since last night was our Christmas to celebrate with Mom and my Brothers, Tim showed up with a special sock for Emma and a cute little one for Ami:
Donnie showed up with special socks too:
And not to be left out, Missy got to play too:
Enough about socks! Who knew they could be so...interesting?
So lets talk food! What did we have for dinner??? Well my niece picked the menu this year. Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots cooked in what else? Beer! Yumm! Not your usual Christmas dinner, but hey, we are a little bit like that!
Now what goes really, really great with that? Let me just tell you, it pays to beg and bother and whine and and pester and then beg some more! A certain blog buddy who is well known for sharing fabulous dishes took the time to email me her recipe for rye bread!!! Yahooooooey! After previously failing miserably with another rye bread recipe, I knew if I could get my hands on hers, it would be divine. And it was!!!
MamaPea! It was a huge, HUGE success! I will forever keep it in my recipe box and cherish it always!