Christmas started out with nice breakfast,with Dave's famous buttermilk pancakes and other yummy things to go with it. We had gone to midnight mass at the new cathedral in Oakland,and didn't get home until about 2:00am! So, this breakfast is really more like brunch.
The following pictures are after brunch, when presents were opened.Dave received this very nice gift from Nicole and Pierre.
This was a gift to Nicole from Pierre,aren't those cute little lambs.
Caitlin really wanted this make up case from Sephora,and was so happy when she opened it.
Nicole and Pierre gave me these beautiful antique French plates,along with....
this German antique platter and napkin set. Nicole had presented it all together very cute with other little boxes too.
Caitlin gave me these adorable earrings that I have been wanting for a while. Love the artist who makes these.
These are my first attempt at making profiterole pastry.
Brussel sprouts for a very good recipe,with caramelized shallots.
My Christmas ham. Recipe was from Martha Stewart this year. It was roasted with honey and apple cider. After an hour in the oven, Bosc pears and cranberries were added.
I didn't get a great shot of the table,but here is the group.
Pierre approves of the dinner!
Christmas Caitlin. Notice everyone wearing their paper crowns from the Christmas crackers....too funny!
Dave, hard at work putting together a small toy that was in his cracker.
Profiteroles, with coffee ice cream and chocolate sauce, good way to end the night!