There is no doubt that we are still enjoying the high of our reunion, that everything about this Christmas is even more exciting and momentous. From being adequately on time to Mass so that we could get a seat (which is hard on Christmas and Easter), to a super early morning of ruckus opening the regalo that were under the tree...it was a day of absolute Thanksgiving.
And indeed, I received wonderful presents this year! I love to give but am very bashful to receive...I am very much a gift dodger, and I never know what I want when asked. I don't usually like the attention my birthday brings for example; I'm easily embarrased by it.
One of the presents I received were my very first two pieces of Fiestaware, which thrilled me beyond belief. I have been collecting Polish Pottery since our days in Germany, amassing small pieces here and there when I could, and not paying attention to my daily dishware.
This year, I found myself only having a limited amount of everyday dishware, resulting from all of the breakage that has occurred from our six moves in this Army lifetime. I had mentioned to a dear friend that I was going to start picking up a few pieces here and there to augment my dishware and she suprised me!
Aren't they pretty? That's it, I'm hooked. I've used both pieces at each and every meal, to include Christmas Breakfast! Such a wonderful regalo!
What's that crazy stuff on the blue dish you ask? They are swedish pancakes - Hubby's favorite pancakes. They are crepe-like and super sweet. I cook on a griddle, hence the crazy shapes, but they are easy to make. Hubby thinks they are a regalo in their own right....so here is the recipe.
This is from a magazine published in 2000. I only have the page, but it didn't have the name of the magazine on it! I usually double the recipe to satiate my fam of 5.
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tbs melted butter
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
Combine the first two ingredients slowly, and then add rest and mix thoroughly. Brush your skillet with butter and pour a little less than 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. These cook quickly! Top with powdered sugar, or roll your favorite preserves in them - for Christmas Breakfast we had cranberry sauce! (but a little nutella doesn't hurt either!)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!