Christmas 2019 ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s Christmas 2019, and what a beautiful day it is, here on my tropical island–sunny, cool and still. It’s also very quiet here today, which is nice. This morning I enjoyed my coffee on my back screened porch, and it felt so good to be alive and well.

Last night, I co-hosted a dinner party at my place for six of us. I made white seafood lasagna that turned out really well, and my guests provided tasty sides and dessert. It was such a pleasurable evening, and after I got the kitchen cleaned up, I sat in my living room and listened to Christmas music while I gazed at my beautiful tree.

Yesterday afternoon, I distributed home baked Christmas cookies to all my nearby neighbors, which they seemed to appreciate. It’s one my favorite holiday traditions.

Today, I will prepare one of my best pasta casserole recipes, along with garlic bread. I will take these to my best friend’s house in the city, where we will drink a few beers and enjoy a blaze in my friend’s fire pit. Then we’ll enjoy my casserole and bread, along with a great salad my friend is making. I’m also bringing him a tin of Christmas cookies which will be our dessert.

Have a great Christmas, everyone, and don’t forget to count your blessings. It’s important. 🙂

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