Family Holiday Photos (with Food and Games)

Family Holiday Photos (with Food and Games)
Christmas eve at church

We had a lovely holiday with both our daughter’s home, as well as our older daughter’s boyfriend. In the photos in this post you can see what we ate and what we played.

Among us we got a few new games we enjoyed, which might be great gift ideas for you or yours:

  • Wingspan (a complex game about birds)
  • Uno Flip (a new fun twist on the Uno card game)
  • Quirkle (a color/shape game with tactile tiles)

For food links to recipes, and general commentary, see the captions below the photos.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with some family, good food, and fun too.

Our tree, Christmas morning


Lots of food in the house!


Apple turnovers for Christmas breakfast (by request!) Click here for recipe


Traditional reading aloud of the Christmas story on Christmas morning


Our younger daughter gave her Papa “Joy” for Christmas.


Our older daughter with me.


Delicata Squash in Gochujang Sauce (click here for recipe)


Roasted homegrown butternut squash (click here for recipe)


Christmas dinner: two types of squash shown above with salad, comice pear, and swordfish


Chocolate jack knives at each place brought back from our trip to Switzerland





Wingspan board game.


Eggplant curry (click here for recipe)


Easy Cauliflower and Leek Gratin (click here for recipe)


Pistachio crusted halibut with eggplant curry and cauliflower leek gratin.


We burned lots of wood, reading by the fire.


James picked indoor grown lemons for Lemon Posset (click here for recipe)


Cheesy Mexican Noodle Bake (see recipe here) with air-fried asparagus and raspberries


time for a puzzle…



Yay! It’s was our anniversary and we went out to dinner.


My anniversary dinner: a crab stack with avocado and roasted beets, proceeded by two orders of oysters


Savory Strata (see here for recipe) with salad


Strata and salad dinner shown plated.






Uno Flip
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1 Comment

  1. Dilys 6 months ago

    Ooh you had such a lovely time! x

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