Monday, December 24, 2007
Let the holiday festivities begin...
My shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and I'm just finishing up making eggnog-panettone bread pudding for Christmas morning. I've never had it before, but the other day I was watching Racheal Ray's show and she was making it, the idea to make it myself came when I was over at my sister Rachael's house and I saw a gift box of panettone bread. I asked her what she was going to do with it, and she said she didn't really like it, but I'm guessing she's never really tried it. It looks sort of like fruit cake only more bread tasting. So I took the bread home with me and now the sink is full of dirty dishes and the bread pudding is baking in the oven.
In just a few short hours we will start our round of visits. 2 tonight, 3 tomorrow and then the day after Christmas we are off to New York to visit my mom and step dad and 2 other siblings and their families. As my mom so proudly pointed out, there will be a total of 20 people in her house. This excites her and only her, the rest of us just go along with it to please her, but we are excited to see everyone. The 10 hour drive with a 3 week old baby should be an experience as well. We are going to have my niece Kristen ride with us so she can help Anthony when he loses his pacifier. Yes this means I decided to keep the pacifier. Even though it is difficult to keep in his mouth at night, it is still more helpful than not.
Merry Christmas to all, and Happy New Years!