It’s been a great Christmas. Ashby was the big winner this year with so many gifts it finally became a chore for her to open them all. It wasn’t Tara and I responsible for this, rather it was her grandparents. I got some new underwear and socks. Sweet! One of my most favorite gifts this year was from my brother-in-law, Toby. Check it:
Awesomeness! He recites Bible passages when you press his back. This is from One2Believe.com. I want every toy this company makes. I am confused why the site has Samson wrestling Goliath though. Weird. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a religious action figure series? Buddha, Abraham, Zorasta, Jesus, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Bahá’u’lláh, etc… Wouldn’t you want to collect every one? Check out the full Jesus photo set.
As is our tradition for Christmas, I made Beef Wellington with Brenda. We made a walnut ham pate’ as an alternative to the liver pate’ to go with the mushroom duxelle that is used to insulate the tenderloin and I made a mushroom bordelaise with a mix of oyster and button mushrooms. Brenda (my mo-in-law) prepared twice baked potatoes, creamed spinach and a broccoli salad. Delicious. 🙂