Holidays have their ups and downs and this year was no exception, but the long weekend with cold rainy weather kept us inside, well fed and comfortably cozy.
Over the years we have lost many of our holiday decorations and to make holiday decorating easy we simply put out more candlelight, but next year we'll invest in some evergreens (missed the smell) and maybe a wreath.
We don't have any holidays traditions we do each year other than eating. You could say our holiday tradition is to eat whatever we've been craving with wild abandon.
Although recently there has been one event that has repeated itself the last few years...possibly the beginning of a holiday tradition? Eggs Goldenrod for breakfast on Christmas morning.
This egg-based-gravy over toasted English muffins tradition has us thinking maybe there's something to this whole holiday tradition thing. We could easily imagine having chicken mole for Christmas Day Dinner every year like we did this year.
And end the holiday with an epic game of dominoes and beeritas.
We are much more into what we will be eating during the holidays over what gifts we may receive. Enjoying an overindulgent meal with loved ones, all the while knowing we don't have anywhere else to go for a while is what the holidays are to us. But we did get some cool stuff too. Like this cute little birdy bottle opener. It will make a great addition to our newly set up bar.
And this bad boy 10 inch copper tamagoyaki pan from Japan.
Maybe homemade tamagoyaki could be our next holiday tradition!