Preparations are ongoing for dinner on Christmas day. We are sharing Christmas dinner with Jim and Ellie, and our, code for Brenda’s, contributions are some side dishes. This morning she was busy sorting cranberries and making cranberry sauce from scratch. I’d like to say we gathered the cranberries from the marshes of south Texas but alas they were gathered in the produce section at Wal-Mart. Probably a good thing as I am not sure there are either marshes or cranberries in those fabled marshes of south Texas. But maybe those snow geese that winter down here have brought along a few seeds from their summer homes near the Mackenzie Delta. I know in the spring up there they all sport purple breasts from feasting on those berries.
Once Brenda got the cranberries out of the way it was time to move on to the bread. She hauls her own flour down here south of the Medicine Line. Made from that good hard Canadian wheat it seems to suit our taste better than the kinds we can lay our hands on down here. Nothing better than the smell of fresh baking bread to get your taste buds working.
That done it was time to get a little laundry done, and lo and behold, Texas decided that was the time to turn a few cacti and some burnt looking grass into a tropical paradise. Well we will see whether the transformation sticks but we sure got a downpour for a few minutes.
Happy Hour tonight was at Jim and Ellie’s and the spread of appetizers they had set out did the trick for supper tonight, so other than sampling a few of Brenda’s treats, just to ensure they are staying good you know, I have eaten more than my share today. And tomorrow will be another day of feasting here in San Antonio.
Till next time Merry Christmas!
The above photo was taken just west of Quartzsite back in December 08.