Best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas. Because of the pandemic, we didn’t go to Chicago this year and instead stayed in Virginia. We have all hidden the children and of course Luna while the stockings and the tree are waiting for us.
We’re going to have a virtual celebration with my 92 year old mom who this year is focused on praying for the bears to get to the playoffs.
Last night I made our traditional cioppino soup – a tradition started by my late father, Jack Turley. I wrote before about how I grew up hating the soup, but the tradition fell to me. I’m just as addicted to the soup now as my dad. I always think of my father (who was also my best friend) when we enjoy the soup with warm bread. Leslie made me my favorite old fashion cocktail and we saw what a wonderful life it is.
Tonight I’ll be cooking the beef as well as the Yorkshire pudding, horseradish. and other traditional dishes for dinner. Leslie has enough cakes and cookies to bring the entire elven corpus into a sugar coma.
Washington, of course, is celebrating with summons carefully hung on the chimney in the hope that a special adviser will be there soon. Oh Christmas in Washington. Well Durham! Now Delaware! Now Sam Dash gone! Dam Sash away! Sam Dash all gone!
The Turley Family wish everyone a safe and happy vacation. I’m going to toast to our blog family tonight and thank you for the wonderful community we’ve created on this site.