My parents came in from Pittsburgh to spend this special holiday with us 🙂 I was so excited to host my first dinner, and even more so proud to be serving those who have spent their life serving me. I’ll never forget my dad telling me that my new “Southern Sweet Potato” recipe was the “best he’d ever had” – very cool!
Finally dinner was served! Turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans,squash casserole, cranberry relish and pecan-pumpkin pie for dessert…YUM!!
Next we got quite a surprise…my mom and dad had left a box for us when they were in town, and inside was a scavenger hunt! Get this, my mom hid presents all around our house! We found one prior, and thought either it was left by the girl who lived here prior or Patrick’s aunt and uncle left it for us when they were in town because it was a biking speedometer. The entire scavenger hunt was so thoughtful and really made our Christmas morning so memorable!
I spent most of the rest of the day in the kitchen preparing Christmas dinner. We hosted our friends Tim, Craig and Kat. Dinner included Honeybaked Ham and Smoked Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, Zucchini, Asparagus and Salad with Pecan Pumpkin Pie, Nut Roll and Peppermint Bark for dessert. We capped the night with wine and a game night of “Apples To Apples”- which was such a fun time!