Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. For the first time in several years, all my children and grandchildren celebrated with us on Christmas Day. We enjoyed turkey with all the fixins for dinner and an over abundance of desserts including pecan pie, pumpkin pie, red velvet cake, sugar cookies, chocolate fudge, and Belgium chocolates. Whew – I’m going to need those Zumba classes next year.
Our computer went on the fritz on December 23 and we didn’t get it back up for six days – maybe it was a blessing in disguise. It meant that I had more time to read several new tea theme books.
Leftover turkey at my house is usually transformed into turkey tetrazzini the week after Christmas, but this year I decided to try something different. I made Southwestern turkey soup from a recipe I found online. It was delicious and a little unusual with the diced fresh avocado and cilantro. It was well spiced, even though I cut the cayenne pepper from 1/2 teaspoon to 1/4.
The Traveling Tea Ladies book “Death in Dallas” has been an entertaining read so far. One of the four main characters described the group as Steel Magnolias on steroids. I like the many references to tea and the tea time recipes and tips.
I’ve had lots of Christmas teas to sample, like this Harney & Sons Holiday tea. It is a citrus and spice flavor tea, similar to others available at this time of year. I do like the little tins (5 sachets per tin) that were perfect for stocking stuffers and small gift bags.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year.