Everyone has family traditions at this time of year... some very old, perhaps the angel on top of the tree... some rather new... (all traditions start somewhere!)
One of ours, of quite long standing, is that David and I prepare the Christmas breakfast. This has evolved into an extravaganza of Eggs Benedict. David is very accomplished now at whipping up an outstanding hollandaise!
This afternoon, after Brian and Dave climbed the mountain (another of our traditions - and they usually don't bother to use the trail for this venture!) Dave helped me prepare a Walnut Cake.
Now, there's a reason we don't whip up walnut cake very often. First, it has no flour, instead relying on ground walnuts. Second, it takes a whole dozen eggs. Thank goodness the Bobs and Sams are hard at work! Let us not even mention the butter and sugar that go into the icing...
We'd be happy to provide you the recipe. We'll even sell you a dozen eggs...
It's the little things (like the very tiny slices of this cake we ate while playing Starfarers of Catan in the evening) that make Christmas traditions so special.
We hope you had a wonderful day with yours.