What follows is a picture heavy recap of the day. We woke early and I thought about making breakfast, but didn’t. After opening presents, we hightailed it to my parents’, and waited for them. They were on a walk.
[favorite candid photo of the day.]
I dropped one of these tomatoes on the floor and couldn’t find it. I looked everywhere. My dad said, “Are your pants cuffed?” Sure enough there was a tomato in my pants cuff. Ha! Good thinking, dad.
My dad bought my mom the Stuff White People like Page-a-day calendar. Funny stuff. Hummus was January 1st, which we all had a laugh at. Hummus is good, what can we say. Also, we’re white.
Actual lunch: We had a greek feast. You know how we are if you read this blog. We never have traditional American meals for holidays. We had spanikopita, mujadarrah, hummus, and greek salad. I was so full of mimosas, hummus and chex mix that I didn’t think I could eat any. Mom and I make the spanikopita on the actual day, everything was made in advance. Spanikopita is the greek pastry dish made with layered phyllo dough and a spinach, onion, feta cheese mixture on the inside. mmm, crispy layers….
Mr. Greens makes the best mujadarrah, one of my favorite greek dishes. It consists of rice and lentils, with fried onions and spices. If it’s done well it has a meaty consistency, like dirty rice.
And of course he makes a mean hummus.
My mom has a cup, plate, or glass for every occasion. I probably would if I had the cabinet space. We are very similar.
I don’t know what my most exciting gift was….my boyfriend bought me a Snuggie (haha), a really nice blanket from Restoration Hardware, and two pairs of slippers. I’m an old lady, what can I say? I also got tea, candles (from Phebes!) and chocolate. Another biggie: a compost tumbler. That might seem weird to some people, but I’ve wanted to compost for a long time, and they’re really cool. Thank you mom, dad, and Mr. Greens.
All right, this is way too long. I’m getting bored with myself….Merry(late) Christmas!