Excellent topic Straydog! I went to my sisters in Kentucky this year for Christmas! This has been the first Christmas that we have been together since we were kids in highschool! She has, (like me) carried on our family tradition of having steaks on the grill and eating them by candle light on Christmas Eve. This year I brought the steaks ( inch and a half ribeyes) and her husband done the grilling and my sister provide all the fixings, baked potatoe, and fried onions and mushrooms in butter, and hot rolls and toss salad with everything with it. It was a really nice Christmas Eve! Christmas Day we went to my sisters youngest daughters house, and all the nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids were there. Everyone brought a dish or two, and there was both a very big turkey and very large ham, and everything that goes with them!!. It was a heck of a spread!, With a gift exchange after the dinner. It was one of the nicest Christmas's I have had in many many years! Today my brother in-law to work so my sister and I braved the traffic and the crowds and went to the Mall in Lexington, just for the heck of it. They have a store that sells all kinds of Jelly Beans, and Gummies, and they have my favorite ones, grapefruit gummie wedges! Both the regular and the slightly sweeter pink grapefruit ones. I love these things and it is the only place I know that has them, so as crazy as it sounds, for me, it was really worth the hassle of making the trip! LOL
I am having such a good time I just might stay through New Years, I have been invited to do so, soooo......I just might stay! This is so much better than spending the holidays alone, like I have the last few years!
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