Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Memories 2008

My Aunt Janice made all these stockings for us....don't you love gifts that are handmade?
The stockings were hung by the chimney with hopes that St. Nick soon would be there.
A little milk and cookie for the big guy!

Blake, Ben and Brock in front of the tree before we started opening gifts
very early on Christmas morning.

Just some of their presents....guns and sweatshirts...yes, I live in a guys world.

This is one of my holiday favorites that I have been making for a while

Sweet Potato Casserole
6 medium-size sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender.
Let cool to touch; peel and mash.
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and 1/2 cup butter; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.
Combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle mixture over casserole.
Bake at 350 degrees for 3o minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

Christmas table at my mom's house

Carolers in front of the tree

All the family gathered at the table...saying grace
and singing Happy Birthday Jesus.

From oldest to youngest....and to all a good night!
Luke 9:10 "I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all people."

1 comment:

Gary Wood said...

Looks like a Merry Christmas was had by all. You make life in Oklahoma look so wonderful, as it is. Are you sure your still a Georgian? My wife and I will come eat lunch sometime at the tea room and say hi.