On Christmas Eve in SC we all went to the Children's Christmas Service at church. It was a great candlelight service and then we headed to downtown Charleston for dinner. We went to PEARLZ, the best raw oyster bar in town.
On New Year's Eve we brought in the New Year with Lobsters!! We bought them at the Piggly Wiggly and they steamed them for us. Sounds funny buying lobsters from a Pig!
Nick and Girlie weren't too excited about the lobster so we fed them shrimp!
The shrimp were sweet and delicious.
Girlie contributed some chocolate gold coins for dessert to bring us good luck!
We made plans the next day to have a southern tradition, Black Eyed Peas and Rice, to bring in the New Year with health and prosperity. They were Nick's favorite...actually, we all loved them!
We also enjoyed another holiday tradition, we made Chex Mix that was so good it only lasted two days!!! In MD, the Corsaut's made the mother load of Chex Mix! Mimi said John kinda made enough for an army! YAY! It's a holiday tradition and we all love it!
Deb, Nick, Girlie and I joined our MD family in Pasadena for a holiday celebration. Along with son, John, daughter-in-law, Katie, and grandchildren Chris, Mimi and Brad, and friends Ali & Jaime, we had a huge "crabbie" party. As is always our tradition when I come to visit we feasted on Maryland Blue's
Can you smell the Old Bay Seasoning?
We wrapped the tables in butcher paper, dumped the pile of crabs on the table and no body talked for a few minutes!!! We were too busy eating the crabbies and pumpernickle bread. We also had mussels, shrimp and wings.
Having two of my three children on the east coast we were so blessed to be able to spend time together with family. Robert, my west coast son, couldn't join us this year and we really missed him even though he was there in spirit. Next year for sure...we're all getting together to share the holidays.
Family is the most important thing.