A Peek at the Holidays

Typically, we take many photos throughout the holiday season.  This year we certainly fell behind, but I do have a few to share, so I thought I’d post up a glance at what our holidays looked like.

First, let’s start with the food coma that is Thanksgiving:

This is probably only 2/3 of what was available, and I didn’t even get around to photographing the dessert table.

Pictured (top row, L to R): Sage sausage dressing (or stuffing for you non-Southerners!), candied sweet potatoes, white meat turkey, fried okra, homemade turkey gravy, baked beans, and dark meat turkey.

There was also: macaroni & cheese, yeast rolls, mashed (white) potatoes, cranberry sauce.. probably a few other things I forgot!

Dessert was just nutritional debauchery at its finest.  Matt and I brought 6 or 7 different cupcake flavors (just a small amount of each, don’t worry!) and there was white chocolate pudding pie, fudge pecan pie, and.. again, probably more that I can’t remember.

So after Thanksgiving we dove right into Christmas, and as I was completely lax in taking photos of the holiday happenin’s, I refer you to this grid of Instagram photos (you can follow me under ebrowniebites)

Top row, L to R: An overview of our living room decor, Matt draped in lights as we trimmed the tree, our annual viewing of Christmas Vacation.

Second row, L to r: My favorite “quilted” ornament on our upstairs tree, our main tree (first time getting a REAL TREE as a couple!), and a close up of one of the ornaments on the main tree.

Third row: My mom’s new (gorgeous) tree, Spongebob being abused (it’s a tradition), and Dewey looking mighty worried about the appearance of the upstairs tree.

It’s an annual tradition for Matt and I to spend Christmas Day alone as a couple, and we love it.  Most of the time, we don’t even shower or get out of our pajamas.  This year, we cuddled up next to a fire, went on a long walk in the neighborhood, tackled a few house projects we’d been neglecting, and cooked up a special little dinner just for us.  This year we made turkey with homemade cranberry sauce, cranberry-orange soda bread, mashed sweet potatoes with toasted pecans, and Brussels sprouts.  It was perfect.


I did remember to have at least one good photo taken of us, at least.   Even though I was in desperate need of a haircut in this photo!  Have I mentioned I LOVE my mom’s new tree??

About Erin

Erin Browne and her husband Matt are the people behind the curtain here at Brownie Bites. Together, they blog about recipes they love, places they go, and things that they do. There are also cute dog pictures. Lots and lots of them. You can follow Erin on twitter @erinbrowne.
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