Christmas Day traditions

It’s been a perfect Christmas morning. The family room is strewn with boxes, packing peanuts, and scrunched-up balls of wrapping paper. At our house we empty our stockings first, taking turns pulling out items until all are empty. Then a break for breakfast, and back downstairs to take turns opening presents.

Much thought and love goes into each gift.

From Papa to The Boy: a framed ad from a 1941 issue of “American Aviation” magazine, picturing the newly manufactured P-38

From Oldest Sister to her younger sister: vintage books – Latin Grammar, an 1895 edition of a Latin/English dictionary, and a volume of Greek mythology

For me from The Husband: SPARKLY earrings – I love sparkles!

From the younger siblings to Oldest Sister: piano music for “Les Mis,” with which she’s currently serenading us

For Papa from Middle Sister: A CD collection of trucker songs, to mark the new career he’ll begin this coming Monday

Here’s the recipe for our annual Christmas morning breakfast. I love any recipe that gets put together the night before to pop in the oven for a few minutes in the morning.

imageBubble Bread
24 frozen bread rolls
1 large box “cook and serve” vanilla pudding
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans
6 TB butter

Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts in the bottom. Arrange frozen rolls in pan. Top with brown sugar, then pudding mix, then cinnamon. Top with butter pats. Set on a cooking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover with wax paper and leave out overnight to rise. In the morning, bake at 350 for 17 minutes. Turn out of bundt pan onto a large plate. Sticky and messy, but heavenly to eat!

Love and joy come to you all!

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