Christmas Day was most excellent. Since we tend to buy what we want during the year–and already have more than enough stuff–Mr. W and I generally don’t exchange more than a token gift or two, because it’s still fun to open a package on Christmas morning. I gave Mr. W a print of the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers jump during Operation Market Garden, signed by Sgt. William Guarnere (Band of Brothers). Mr. W gave me two scale model cars: a Horch 853 A Sports Cabriolet (1937-1939) and an Audi Type A Phaeton (1910). The Phaeton is pretty, but the Horch is gorgeous.
We spent the rest of the morning (after breakfast) sipping mimosas and watching Love Actually. It’s my second favorite Christmas movie after White Christmas. Mr. W suggested watching The Quiet Man, but we decided to save that for New Year’s Day (maybe).
Dinner was a success. Rather than having more turkey, I broiled New York steaks (USDA Prime–yum!). Baked yukon gold potatoes, a tossed green salad, and a bottle of Vitis Ridge’s Fab Four rounded out the menu. And I made a pumpkin pie for dessert. I’m cooking a similar menu for New Year’s Day, substituting Prime Rib Eye steaks in place of the New Yorks.
I hope you all had a wonderful day!