scenes from a Christmas weekend

* loved the homemade decorations those boys of mine created and hung throughout the whole house
* loved the effort we all took to create special gifts for ones we love so dear
* loved the time spent in the kitchen baking up a storm with little hands close by to help
* loved the time spent merry-making with friends and family, creating some late nights, but well worth every bleary-eyed daytime minute
* loved creating new Christmas traditions with a Christmas Eve campfire with two special aunties who now live so very close by
* loved over-indulging in some good eats created by some very talented cooks and bakers I feel blessed to have in our family
* loved G took two buzzing boys out for a Boxing Day hike to burn off some of that excess Christmas energy - hoodies in December?? Where is that snow?
* loved the quiet of having the whole house to myself for an afternoon - a movie without interruptions, time to focus on nothing else but cooking up some soup, a moment to slowly enjoy said soup and a crossword puzzle
* loved every moment of these holidays
Post-feasting Vegetable Soup
6 slices of bacon (optional)
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
4 potatoes
2 carrots
3 C shredded cabbage
1/2 C sprouted lentils
1/2 C rice
1 can stewed tomatoes
8 C stock
Chop up bacon and fry in large soup pot.  Keep bacon grease in pot and add onions and garlic, frying until translucent. Add potatoes, carrots, cabbage, lentils and rice. Let them fry up together before adding tomatoes and soup stock. Simmer until veg are tender and rice and lentils are cooked through.

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