Friday, December 21, 2007

Food, Food, Food Everywhere!

Everyone who knows us knows we love food. And, we normally get a lot of food at Christmastime. This year, since I was unable to bring any Italian cookies back from NYC (the place was closed), I ordered some from another bakery in The Village that got rave reviews. We used to always bring them back from Hoboken, NJ, the hub's old stomping grounds, but I thought I would give another bakery a try. They arrived today and boy, I'm so glad I ordered them from Rocco's Pastry. They are as fresh as fresh can be. Sure, there were some broken ones from transit, but I say better to nibble from, no? The kid is sad because there aren't any of his favorite rainbow cookies--which are really more like cake and thus possibly why they don't ship them. Just look at those cookies, will ya! Do you spy the Jordan almond? There are always several thrown in for good luck.

Another basket came from one of the hub's brother's chock full of goodies--more on the savory side. We'll be nibbling for weeks!

And then, another brother of the hub's (yes, we are a family of 6 brothers with one sister on the hub's side) who always sends us NY delectables, sent us a NY cheesecake! Last year, it was NY pizza and the year before that, it was bagels. It's always fun seeing what's coming in the mail!

As if all that wasn't enough. The hub brings in a gift box from none-other than the infamous Loveless Cafe from a work colleague. (I'm sorry Val.) This place is notorious for it's home cooked, true Southern meals. We've never been. I know. Pretty sad, eh. But there are lines out the door and I don't normally do lines. Well, guess what we are having for breakfast Christmas morning? Country ham, bacon and biscuits. I may even make some red-eye gravy! I normally do a big country breakfast early Christmas morning, so this is absolutely perfect. Thank you Andy and Missy. Yum.

Gawd, no wonder we're all fat, me more than the rest. But we do enjoy our vittles. Sigh. Are your mouths watering?

I have yet another horrible cold, this time in the chest. The hub, the carrier, brought it home from the office it seems. I've been taking my vitamins and even took a nap today trying to rid myself of it before Christmas. Yuk. I'm glad I got it now and not on Christmas day!! Small blessings.


Tammy said...

Yep my mouth is!

I just thought I would drop in before I left out to wish you and yours a Very~Merry~Christmas!

Love & Hugs,

Artsy said...

Oh my goodness! What a spread! I'll be right over!

Junie Moon said...

I hope you feel much better soon--it's no fun to be sick at Christmas or any other time.

I haven't been able to read/comment on blogs lately due to a non-functioning computer and Internet access. A borrowed computer makes for time to quick post my own blog entry and then make a fast dive into other folks' blogs. Hopefully, all this will be fixed soon as I can't even get my emails.

I'm quick looking at your recent posts and enjoying everything.

paris parfait said...

Such delicious treats! And I am behind in visiting you - dealing with a horrid chest cold myself (after just recovering from a sinus infection) and fighting over the computer with three other people! Sigh. The joys of the holidays - hope you feel much better soon and have a wonderful family Christmas, as you so richly deserve. xoxox

Storybook Woods said...

Akkkkk your killing me, I have not had breakfast yet. I wish I was at your house !! Feel better soon my dear xoxoxo Clarice

Jeanie said...

I want to eat at YOUR house! I hope you lick that cold soon, so that you can enjoy it all!

Merry Christmas!

weirdbunny said...

We had a Christmas party at ou house this afternoon, so go to open lots of Christmas food. We also received lots of wonderful gourmet delights as presents ! Oh what a wonderful time of year for food this is ! ~ love Julia x



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