Thursday, December 29

Feast of the seven fishes

Feast of the Seven fishes is an Italian tradition

celebrated on Christmas Eve.....

Our family celebrates and prepares the

Seven fishes on New Year's Eve.

This is because we don't spend Christmas weekend here at home and I wanted

to share an Italian tradition with our kids.

We love to cook and spend time in the heart of our home.

It's a night of cooking, drinking, dancing,


watching the world turn Midnight!

On the menu for this year will be


Prosecco with drops of Chambord & frozen raspberries for fun.

Argentine Wine with dinner

Champagne to toast,

Limoncello with dessert.

Finish the night off with espresso and more Champagne.


Seven Fishes

Shrimp Crostini,




Linguine Vongole,
(24 littlenecks in a white wine broth with a splash of diced tomatoes
hubby makes this and it's soooo good).

prepared with tomatoes, garlic, red chilies, olive oil, mint, & capers.
(soaked for three days in cold water to get rid of the salt)


Grilled Lobsters in a Meditteranean broth.

It will be a feast.


Grapes for good wishes in the New Year!

(homemade by me)

(Visit to the North End the Italian section in Boston for goodies),

Italian cookies,



This is our tradition for New Years Eve.

Do you have traditions during this festive time?

I wish you a wonderful New Year in 2012!

Thank you for all of your inspiration through out the year.

I enjoy reading your posts and they make me smile.

Looking forward to a spectacular 2012!

Take care,


Sunday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas,

Feliz Navidad,


Buon Natale!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day





We have been enjoying all the preparations for Christmas.

We started out earlier in the week with

Santa coming to our home and celebrating.

The kids had their friends over for their first

Christmas party.

Santa came in his sled and brought presents.

The little ones were so excited!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Take care,


Wednesday, December 7!


It's almost Christmas.....

We are enjoying everything about it!

Decorating mantels and tables,

picking out the Christmas tree,

hot chocolate before bedtime,

sugar cookies,


singing to Christmas music through out the house.

Happy faces, Advent calendar, and Christmas lists.

Only one more week of school,

so I have been pretty

busy getting everything together.

We started off the season watching


Peter Pan Show in Boston.

The city all lit up with festive lights.

The show was

under a big white tent

with a three sixty projected scenic design live theater.

It was spectacular!

The performances were wonderful and funny.

Our whole family enjoyed it.

We have started watching Christmas movies

Little Women,
(Love the March's Family house)

The Holiday Inn,



Can't wait to see them all.

This weekend we will be watching

A Christmas Story.

One of our favorites.

I'll be back soon to show our Christmas decor.

I hope it snows soon.

It's been pretty warm here in New England.

Take care,