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n's appetizer
christmas morning

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It was Kansas City's first real white Christmas since 1962, and we are loving it. We're still snuggly and snowed in. There are piles of wet clothes and boots by every door and empty hot cocoa cups on every table.

Good thing we have tons of left-overs to keep us well fed. I thought just for fun I'd share two of our holiday food successes this morning: The Christmas tree appetizer. Spread ranch dip (or any kind you like) in the bottom of a tray and build a tree. My aunt and I did this when I was small, and N and I made this one for Christmas Eve. Overnight French toast for Christmas morning. I usually make a sausage, egg and cheese casserole, but my small people voted for the French toast. I really like breakfast casseroles for days like this so I don't have to spend the entire morning in the kitchen. We fried some bacon and made a big pot of coffee, and we were set until it was time for the cheese ball, summer sausage, crackers and nuts at about 2 pm. (I think we ate Christmas dinner at about 3:30.)

Anyway, that's all I have today. Next week I'll share some of the handmade gifts I made. Stay warm, friends. I foresee a sledding expedition in our future!