It has been a wonderful Christmas, culminating in my hometown with celebrations at both my sister's home and in the home of my parents and brother. The latter reside in the same house where I came home from the hospital when I was born. There are some roots in that sand in Polk County!
B makes great green beans and that was one of our contributions to Christmas Day dinner.
Here is a sampling of the cookies. I had baked all day one day this week and made four kinds that are traditional in our house.
The sons love my sweet potato casserole--topped with pecans, not marshmallows!-- so I made that.
Mama, who is 91 years young, made the yeast rolls: all 26 of them.
Here was the "kids' table." The kids are no longer kids but they got the porch table as it took three tables to seat everyone.
Those roots in the sand I mentioned are citrus roots. On Christmas Day, five went to family-owned (and maintained) groves to pick fruit.
One of our favorites is the pummelo. They are similar to grapefruit: pink on the inside and sweet. They are much larger than grapefruit and are a traditional food to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
So now we are back home and having to do some extra activities to burn up a few of those yummy, yummy calories.