Friday, December 30, 2016

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

Our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were celebrated a day early because The Eldest had to work on Christmas Day.

1. Christmas Eve in a traditional Italian household is THE holiday. Called the Feast of the Seven Fishes and celebrated with various fish dishes. I hate most of the traditional fishes (eel, salted, dry cod), so I do a paired down version usually one fish dish. Himself requested home-made raviolis and he bought some nice shrimp for shrimp cocktail. Out shopping, I grabbed a tub of cocktail sauce. When we got home, Himself noticed the packaging said extra horseradish. He went out and bought a bottle of mild cocktail sauce. Less ajita. (heartburn) Ater dinner, we watched the original (cartoon) version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Just love Boris Karloff narrating the story. Later flipping through channels, found David Tennant hosting Shakespeare Live from the RSC.

2. The actual Christmas Day was a lazy day for us as we had done the Christmas thing the day before. So spent the day watching the Doctor Who marathon in anticipation of the Doctor Who Christmas special. The special was entertaining, but not as epic as 2015's special, The Husbands of River Song. I had also baked a batch of The Doctor's favorite Jammie Dodgers (shortbread with raspberry jam cookies) to enjoy while watching the speical.

3. Monday we enjoyed the Annual Clan Gathering with Himself's family. Good food and good company.

4. Wednesday Old People Day at the movie theater and discount at Uno's. Wanted to see Collateral Beauty but the show time had changed so we saw Manchester By The Sea. Meh.

5. Enjoyed some roasted chestnuts Himself bought just for me. (I'm the only one that likes them)

How was your week?


  1. What? No lobster??? I remember being invited to a co-workers Grandparents for their Christmas 'feast'. Wowzah! (and the sheep's head was an eye opener to pun intended...but delicious.)

    1. Different areas of Italy use different fishes. My mother did do a lobster tail in gravy (sauce), if the lobsters weren't expensive :-D

      Sheep's head wouldn't go at our house on Christmas Eve. 1) the brother and I would freak and 2) it was considered a fasting day. No meat.

  2. For some reason our recorder didn't copy the Dr. Who holiday special, and since we all feel asleep, I missed it. I need to find it, even if you didn't think it was as good as last years. Interesting reading about your Christmas eve celebrations. I remember my cousins first fiance's family did that too. Happy new years. Hugs-Erika

    1. Oh too bad about the recorder. It looks like you can watch the full episode on-line at BBC America.

      thiis year's special was entertaining enough. It just wasn't as epic as last year's

  3. My mom and I love roasted chestnuts too! Happy you had a great week through the holidays!