Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Another Christmas over with.

We had a lovely time and we were lucky to get some lovely gifts, especially from the kids.  This is what was in the gift box from them:
A $25 Subway Gift Card.
A $50 Bistro Seven Seven Gift Card
A $50 The Crazy Fox Bistro Gift Card
A $25 Tim Horton's Gift Card
A $25 Bon Appetit Gift Card (Kelsey's, Harvey's, Montana's, Milestone's & Swiss Chalet)
A $25 William's Fresh Cafe Gift Card

We asked for gift cards to restaurants, and this is perfect.  We also got a $25 Bon Appetit from another couple.  

We played The Game of Life and had a good time.  Will say it says it's for people age 9 +; we all thought it was confusing enough for adults remembering all the rules never mind children under 12.

I made a Butterball turkey, you cook if from frozen, so it took 6 hours to cook.  It was stuffed and I must say neither me nor dh were very impressed with it.  I prefer my own stuffing and a basic utility turkey; so back to that next year.  Will say it's a lot of work for a meal eaten in 20 minutes.

I think we all had a nap in the afternoon...........I blame it on the turkey, not getting old!!

Hoping to get some deals in the sale today.  Do you go shopping on Boxing Day?

16 comments:

ChrisJ said...

I've had butterball turkeys in the past but always defrosted them. If you have to do it again, I'd defrost them. Since there's only the two of us I buy just turkey breasts, otherwise we'd be eating turkey for a month. We had a very nice day with some needed and small gifts. Had a friend from church join us. She has no local family. So it was a nice day.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Always a lot of work for 20 minutes then all the mess, is it not? Boxing Day shopping? I never usually have "extra" for that *smile*, and crowds? nope don't care for them either

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

PS Sounds like you all had an amazing Christmas !

Evelyn said...

our stores are closed on Boxing Day. I had the stuffed butterball turkey this year, tasted fine and cooked it from frozen. i don't usually stuff my turkey, wary of not cooking it enough. i did find it juicy.

Debby said...

What a great gift from the kiddo's!! The turkey sounds odd to me, I haven't seen one like that!Ha Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!!!

The Witch said...

Gill,
You received some great gifts.
I use to love shopping on boxing day with my Dad when we lived in Toronto. Here everything is closed and the next day I have to go back to work, so I'll miss all the great deals.
I always cook a fresh, locally raised turkey and It's delicious every time. 16 pounds is the average weight so there is always lots of left overs.

anexactinglife said...

Always liked playing Life; nice & complicated :) Glad you had a fun day.

Piece by Piece said...

Eighteen family members sat down for dinner this year so I had a ham, with it made several casseroles, potato, turnip, green bean, corn, brussel sprouts. While putting all of this on the table, I knew something was missing----in the fridge was a broccoli casserole---for to put in the oven. A lot of work for 20 min, you've got it.
Glad you had a great day, I did also.
Nice an quiet today.
Patricia

Boyett-Brinkley said...

We have always used Butterball turkeys but we always thawed first and never bought the ones that were already stuffed -- too much room to have something spoil. Love the idea of the gift cards to restaurants --I gave a few myself! Sounds like you had a lovely holiday.

Em Parkinson said...

What a great time you had byt the look of it and what a lovely box of things!

Tammy Chrzan said...

It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas day! I'm glad Gill, you deserved it, and I'm glad your children were all there with you! Much love to you!
Tammy

Winifred said...

Sounds like a great day Gill.

You're right it's a lot of work & money for one meal but it's such a special one you don't mind so much. It's really 2 meals for us as on Christmas Day my daughter & family come to us & my son & family come on Boxing Day & my daughter & granddaughter come back for second helpings.

My husband buys a free range fresh turkey & I leave it to him to cook as my daughter & I don't eat meat.

Just been watching the Boxing Day shopping madness on the news. I couldn't face going out on Boxing Day if they gave it away free! I like to think I'm saving more money by not going to the sales. I just don't need anything.

Enie Dub said...

Nice gifts! Enjoy all the eating out ;-)

Hawaii Planner said...

Love the gift from the kiddos - what a perfect thing for you guys. We had ham this Christmas. Easy, & lots of leftovers. :-)

~Carla~ said...

Those gift cards will be great for throughout the year! :) What a fun gift! We had the same stuffed Butterball turkey... Hubby got it as his "bonus", so we used it, otherwise I'd do the same as you, plain turkey & own stuffing. Glad you had a nice Christmas! :)

bonsaimum said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas. :)