Saturday, December 25, 2010

Its Thyme to wait for Santa

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Eve spent with Family and friends!

MAGIC of Christmas
was present here in my home tonight
And it was my daughter Julie who made it happen!
I had to have spinal cortisone injections on Monday 
for a pinched nerve, buldging disc and cyst on my spine
It really has side lined me the week of Christmas.
I did managed to get all the baking and dessert done last week along with the pasta for soup.
Julie did all the grocery shopping and prepared a fantastic meal for 14 people!
How lucky am I to have a Chef in the family???

This was our
Christmas Eve menu:
Hors d'oeuvres

Spinach Dill Dip
Italian Meat and Cheese antipasti
Shrimp Cocktail
First Course
Italian Passetelli Soup
Grilled Tenderloin of Beef served with
Béarnaise sauce
Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
Melody of Herb Roasted Vegetables
Homemade Cinnamon rolls
NY Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze
Assorted Holiday Cookie Tray
Apple Pie
Assorted flavored coffee and Teas

 She was up early cutting, chopping and sauteing

2x's baked potatoes

Beef tenderloin


I made passatelli pasta for soup last week

I worked on getting the table set etc....

Even Colby Claus helped!

Italian Cheese and Meat Antipasti

Mr & Mrs Claus!

Yum! More appetizers!

Julz.........the Chef...........luv you!

my SIL, Mom and Julie

My SIL Nancy!!!!!

Let the eating begin!

Beef tenderloin with bearnaise sauce

Twice baked potatoes........delish!

Roasted veggies

My cinnamon rolls

I hope that on this Christmas Eve you were surrounded by the
Magic of Christmas
I know I was!


  1. wow what a spread of all looked yummy...glad you had a wonderful christmas eve..I hope your big day is just as wonderful.;)

  2. My mouth is drooling looking over your scrumptous meal! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas


  3. Everything looked so lovely at your home, and the food looked Delicious! Hope your back is better soon.

    ~ Dawn ~

  4. I am glad you had such a wonderful night with your family and friends.
    Blessings to you and your family.


    What a lovely family and a dinner Julia would have been proud to have eaten.. Everything looks so beautiful..
    Will keep you in my prayers,
    Maggey & Jim

  6. Merry Christmas Lynn! Looks like you had a wonderful evening and lots of goodies - and yes, lucky you to have a chef in the family. Hope your Christmas day was filled with fun too, Dawn


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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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