R and G's friends are here for Christmas movie night, "Santa Buddies" is playing on our TV, a roaring fire is in the fireplace, SPH and I are sipping some wine and I am making some Christmas Biscotti:
Life is good.
Tomorrow we'll deliver some of the above biscotti, along with some other Christmas treats to our old neighbors and friends. Then we'll hunker down to decorate some last cookies for Christmas Eve and prepare for our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus.
Christmas morning I'll be trying a new take on a new recipe, an egg braid from Cooking Light, along with some fresh kiwi and pastry. Later in the day SPH will whip up his now-famous Bouillabaisse, along with a warm Spinach Salad and Champagne.
Again, life is good.
As we celebrate Christ's birth, I am thankful for the peace that passes understanding, love without end and true joy. I leave you with a quote from a friend of a friend's blog, that is so apropos this time of year:
“Centuries of secularism have failed to transform eating into something strictly utilitarian. Food is still treated with reverence…To eat is still something more than to maintain bodily functions. People may not understand what that ‘something more’ is, but they nonetheless desire to celebrate it. They are still hungry and thirsty for sacramental life.” — Alexander Schmemann (For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy)
As you break bread this Christmas, may you find the fulfillment for which you hunger.
Peace, Love and Joy to you this Christmas Time-