I LIVED THROUGH CHRISTMAS FAMILY SOCIALIZING. But honestly, my family is pretty chill and relaxed. Every year, they do something rather unique during dinner. Last year, they had a hibachi grill in the backyard and this year we had a "number service" for wonton soup. It was pretty amazing. I, of course, made my traditional deviled eggs and ate everything in sight.
One thing that was very different for me was helping prep the turkey. Mom had surgery on her shoulder about a month ago, so we had to help with her the brine and adding spices and butter. It turned out pretty well! I might actually make a turkey myself one of these days. Maybe I'll start with a cornish hen first though...
I got to see my dad's dog, Honey, for a couple days. I didn't get to see her last year, so I was worried she might not remember me much but her ears perked right up when I started saying "Honey Bunches of Ooooooaaaaats!" which is a nickname I gave her years ago.
I even got to see my peeps from the RT Las Vegas community group! Hard to believe that I started that group damn near 5 years ago, and it's still going. If you're in the area and want to go to their meet ups, let me know, and I'll connect you with the community leader out there!
Overall, Christmas was a lot of fun. I don't miss the city at all, but I do miss my family. I'm one of the few that moved away from Vegas. I'm much happier in Austin; however the one thing I wish was in the Texas area was a damn Del Taco.
How was your week? Tell me all the deets. We have a lot to catch up on!
Some pictures from the last few days.