With only a couple minor snafu’s…
A blizzard, which caused us to be at least an hour late – to each Christmas Eve celebration (except church!) made for a very white, but very travel-cautious day.
A territorial, excitement overloaded pup, who actually bit me put a damper on my mood for a while. And snarled a few times at this well-mannered fellow:
Sorry Buck. Niko was very, very naughty! Though somehow, Santa still filled her stocking this morning.
We managed to gather round for an insurmountable amount of love, laughter, and food, visiting Shane’s grandma, Shane’s dad and girlfriend’s family (who so very warmly accepted us into their family traditions,) and my family.
It was a go-go-go sort of day. Christmas Eve church service was at 8 pm, but felt like midnight! After midnight, I was so angry with Niko and Shane wanted to sleep in his own bed, so we made the trek back to Normal – normally (ha) a 40 minute drive – which took all of an hour and forty-five minutes! I sort of regretted the decision not to wait until morning, until waking up and having our little family ready for Christmas morning.
What else is a guarantee on Christmas morning?
Papa’s Mom’s My Christmas Morning Swedish Pancakes
Oh. Yes. I’m Swedish and I’m proud.
Especially while savoring these bad boys.
Mom’s (formerly Papa’s) Christmas Morning Swedish Pancakes
Makes 7-8 medium-sized pancakes
2/3 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. of milk (add two more tbsp if batter isn’t thin enough – it needs to be thin!)
2 tbsp canola oil
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. The batter should be thin. If it isn’t thin, add more milk, little by little. Meanwhile, heat a griddle to medium heat with the oil. Spoon heaping tbsp’s of the batter onto the griddle and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side. Best served with maple syrup, and powdered sugar if you so desire
Merry Christmas to all! (who celebrate Christmas) I wish you all good health, good company, and good fooooood
And I hope you look as good as we do on Christmas morning
hahahaha Don’t worry, we’ll take showers before continuing on the Christmas festivities with family later today
Anyone have any suggestions on how to put a 5 pound alpha dog her place?!? HALP!
Shane got me a Kindle for Christmas! So before I take that blasted shower, I’m off to reeeeeead
Have a lovely day, friends!!!