My Warm Christmas in the Prairie

What is Christmas like in our family?

This year's christmas family celebration was like old times filled with laughter, tons of gifts and lots of mouthwatering food and excited children running everywhere.

For a change our family decided to rent a big house in the prairie instead of doing it in our ancestral villa. The place was really magical! It rained all night the eve of Christmas but the sun eventually dropped by on the Christmas day. We had a big chimney that warmed us up all day and night. As usual champagne, white and red wines were flowing, foie gras in all it's form were consumed, delectable dishes of veal, beef, turkey, lobsters and crabs were at rendez-vous without counting of course the endless amuse-bouche we had before taking the main dish. And what is Christmas without chocolate in all it's splendor, French patisseries and cake a real great way to end the evening. After having our coffee we all slept at around 3 in the morning.

If you have a big family like ours, three day celebrations like this requires one heck of a organization and lots of imagination! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!








Photos: The view outside the prairie, the frozen kaki in the garden, the waggling dog, teh tired mayumi, some of the desserts we had and our christmas decoration. Photo below: Mayumi with this cousin



21 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Nice shots and lovely food! It looks like you are having a great time!

Best wishes for the New year

Cheers,

Rosa

♥peachkins♥ said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! More photos!

myfrenchkitchen said...

Your photos look warm with spirit and magic, Hilda, not to mention all the excited children, mouthwatering food, laughter gifts...spirit and magic surtout!
So I don't even have to say I hope you had a wonderful time...it is right here to see!
Bises

natalie said...

Nice photos!! seems you had a nice Christmas

K and S said...

nice!

Leslie said...

Thank you so very much for sharing. What fun to rent a house for all the family to share!!
I hope you enjoyed every second

Gloria said...

My dear Sister Im soooooo happy you had lovely Christmas times, the pictures are amazing I love the Mayumi and cousin picture!!She is soooo cute. Thanks by sharing your pictures, huggssssss!

tigerfish said...

Happy Holidays! Enjoy every moment.

Big Boys Oven said...

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Awww, how nice! Have a great and happy new year ahead!

noobcook said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas celebration! Happy Holidays!!

Me said...

lovely photos...

happy new year to you and to your family...

your name is a small fish in visaya...hehehe! nice

greetings with hug...s Khim

WizzyTheStick said...

Oh so sweet these pictures. Wishing you all the best for the coming year

Rod said...

merry Christmas Hilds! and Happy new year! :) When will you be in Manila? Don't forget to contact me oki? I'm linking you to my new blog ha? :)

Sylvia said...

This pictures are amazing. I see, Hilda , you had a wonderful Christmas happy new 2010!!!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Happy new year!

veron said...

How wonderful! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Bellini Valli said...

Welcome to 2010. We look forward to many more delicious recipes, beautiful photos and stories from Dhangitt's Kitchen in the cominh year!!!

haze said...

Beautiful nature, great company, good food what could you ask for :)! Happy New year to all.

Kate/Kajal said...

Beautiful pictures, your daughter looks like such a doll ...so adorable !

Hope you have a fabulous 2010

Juliana said...

Happy New Year Dhanggit! The pictures are adorable :-)