Christmas Eve day. A lovely day with the children, doing a little bit of shopping and cooking. For dinner I made borscht with mushroom-stuffed dumplings (barszcz with uszka – a Polish Christmas Eve first course), a basic goulash, and a winter lemon poppyseed salad; Ralph made pierogi. In a few minutes: a last course of fresh cherry pie.
My mom put the kids’ stockings together and I put hers together. We had a little set-to at her house this evening.
Tomorrow: gifts, and a regal Christmas dinner – Beef Wellington!