Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sing with me: "There's no Plates like Home's for the Holidays"

Friday was a cleaning and cooking day -- soup, chilli, pitas.
That evening, I had the luxury of being by myself. So, I finished my Xmas decorating and got the Xmas plates (and bowls and cups, etc etc) out of the jelly cupboard. Now we can eat in the spirit of the season.
Then I wrapped the children's gifts and put them under the tree. I don't label them: I have a color and wrapping paper code for identification. Xmas Eve, they'll be taken out from under the tree and put in a neat stack with their Santa socks on top. Besides, they're good little girls and not snoopers at all.

Then I relaxed in front of the television and opened up this wee little bottle of raspberry wine. Jost (pronounced Yowst) is a Nova Scotian winery on the Northumberland Shore (facing Prince Edward Island); I bought this bottle on my summer tour with my parents.
It was absolutely delightful! A deep raspberry flavor with a hint of spirits at the end. Quite yummy. I probably spent too much for is seeing as it was just 2 glasses; but it was a lovely treat after a day of cooking and cleaning and wrapping.

Especially with the soft glow of fairy lights on the tree and candles behind the nativity..... and tootsies soaking in a eucalyptus bath! Ahhhh!



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You deserved a break like that for for sure. Glad you got to enjoy that special drink and rest awhile. You have been busy there at your house. I always get out the Christmas plates and cups too. Hope your weekend is a great one!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Would love to see a close up of the patterns on your holiday dishes. I know other family's that color code there paper, because the DO have snoopy kids. The wine sounds lovely!!
Enjoy your alone time.

Terra said...

You describe an ideal evening and the raspberry wine sounds delish. Your holiday plates are cute. Merry Christmas early.

Chris said...


Sounds like a perfect day! I'm thinking of ending mine with a toddy! :)

theelfqueen said...

Looks like loads of fun! I always wanted Christmas dishes (I do have a variety of serving dishes.)

Judy said...

Yost,eh? gonna look for it ...


What a great evening. Why is it that we love to relax in a clean house. Food sounded pretty good too.
Nothing like a quiet evening getting the wrapping done. Perfect description of a perfect day/evening.
Blessings. Enjoy this busy time.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Oh, I am a color coder, and ribbon coder and whatever coder. Everything has to be precise. In case you have not noticed, I am an OCD coder. I don't understand "Why isn't everybody", it makes total sense to me.


Raspberry Wine sounds delicious. The perfect compliment to a day. Glad you got to prop your feet up and relax for a while. Bet your dishes are pretty. Tis the season to be festive. take care.

Pamela Gordon said...

Sounds delightful! It sounds like a raspberry cordial to me. LOL Anne and Diane would have loved it I'm sure. :) I like your colourful dishes on the shelves. Have a blessed day. Pamela

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh thank you for saying that Pamela. I feel we must be kindred spirits!