Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends
The big day arrived, and we spent it quietly at home together. With phone calls and plenty of snap chats to keep us in the loop with the family. Our breakfast was the usual Christmas treat for us, hot croissants filled with melty cheese and ham off the bone. My daughter Nicky’s idea, and one which we copy for Christmas morning breakfast. Of course, I had to don my Christmas apron while I was on kitchen duties, it’s the only day of the year it gets an outing!
As usual, it all seems to be about food on Christmas Day. The weather was nice and warm so we sat outside and enjoyed our starter, baked brie with walnuts and drizzled with maple syrup on crackers. So delicious, and super easy to make.
Meanwhile, Robin had a leg of lamb cooking away outside on our Weber BBQ, and the smell was divine. He sat and podded some fresh peas, and roast veggies were cooking inside. We certainly didn't go hungry!
Delicious leg of lamb
It was a lovely meal, with cheesecake and raspberries to follow, (I had decided to forgo a Christmas pudding this year). “Pop” went the top off the bottle of bubbly, and we raised our glasses to each other. After all that food, it was time for a little R&R in the afternoon, and phone calls to other family members to wish them well.
Then after a very light evening meal, I settled down to watch my hero Elvis on TV, a rerun of the 1968 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary, which relaunched his music career. This show had many singers re-create the 1968 performance that propelled Presley back onto the world stage after years of absence. The '68 Comeback Special was the singer's first televised performance since 1961. Dressed in a black leather jumpsuit and accompanied by a full band, Presley dazzled a small, intimate crowd with his performance that immediately became a widely popular telecast. With clips of Elvis throughout, and his songs sung by a multitude of singers, I was in 7th heaven. Can you guess that I’m a real fan? In fact, I can remember hearing him sing “Love me Tender” as a young girl, and I was smitten from that day on!
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Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC.
I do hope everyone enjoyed their own Christmas Day with those who are special in your life. Merry Christmas to you all, and many thanks for being part of my own blogging family, I appreciate each and every one of you.