Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas....

For the first time in our decade of marriage we stayed in our own house for Christmas Eve and woke up Christmas Morning to open our presents.  I found myself in shock when I realized that we only had three more Christmases until Levi would be the one coming home from University for Christmas. 
Of course even more important than presents at the Rokochy house is the food.  We went with Lobster and Crab and a little red wine.  Better double the dose of Nexium for this meal.  
We sat quietly by the fire.   
And visited Grandma.   
Just a few Nachos to tide us over until supper.   
Ellie was not such a fan of the seafood and opted for the ham sandwich.  But like her Dad with his recipes she thought she would spice it up a bit by dipping it in her milk.  Reminds me of the cats at Aunty Bevs house.  

Do I have something on my face?

Maybe this is how wifesaver was invented.  This is a traditional Rokochy Christmas dish that is made Christmas Eve and served Christmas morning.  
Here is the wifesaver recipe (not that Pat ever uses a recipe but you might want one).  Every meal in my house is made by my husband thus saving his wife from ever having to cook
• 16 slices of Bread
• 16 slices Black Forest Ham
• 6 Eggs
• 2 tbsp Cornflakes (crushed)
• 2 cups Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
• 1/2 cup Margarine
• 1/4 cup Onions and green peppers
• 3 cups Milk
• 1-2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
• 1/2 tsp Salt
How to make Christmas Wife Saver:
Put 8 bread slices in a large roaster or cake pan.
Put cheddar and ham slices to cover.
Top again with 8 slices of bread.
Mix remaining ingredients except margarine and cornflakes.
Beat the mixture well and pour it over bread.
Let it stand overnight in refrigerator. Remove in the morning.
Melt the margarine and pour over all.
Sprinkle with cornflakes.
Now bake it at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.
Christmas Wife Saver is ready.

The kids take after their Dad leaving Santa sticky notes.  Probably the most efficent way to make sure he doesn't lose them. 
Let's hope Santa is a Habs Fan.  

Let's take some Christmas Pictures before bed 

Someone's ready for bed.  

Christmas Morning.  It's the Christmas Fairy!
What's in the box?   

It's a Broncos toque and a giant pair of Broncos sweats you'll have to return.   
A super cool Gong Show Hockey toque. from Santa's elves. 
Pop up Pirate, Carson's favorite game at play school, guaranteed to  give anyone over the age of 10 a heart attack.  

Maybe one too many cookies for mom as I broke one of the last two chairs from our set while opening presents.   
If food is one of the main ingredients in a fun holiday the other is games.  We love board games, crib, cards and no Christmas is complete without a guy/girl smackdown in Trivial Pursuit.  
 Pat took this game quite seriously you would think he was perfoming actual surgery.  Where's your mask McBeardy?  
Dr Ellie has a steady hand but ohhhh wait.   

 If you look in the background you will see even a surgeon needs a pee break once and a while.  My mom is thrilled to have us potty training Ellie the week we are at her new house and she has all new flooring and Ellie likes to drag her pot around an pee anywhere.  

 Ok I will just dump that.

 Yeah Ellie

 May not have been the best choice to use Chocolate covered Raisins as her "potty treat"  I hope she doesn't get confused.

 Of course pjs all day and DS is a must.

1 comment:

LMWIEBE said...

Miss K will be happy to see she has been included in your picture "night before Christmas". I hope you had a great Christmas and an even better 2011! Miss K's Mom