Christmas is just a week away! Can you believe it? I know everyone likes Christmas, but I really really LOVE it. My parents were military, so they spent a lot of time making our own traditions when we were kids. Every year we still repeat the same crazy traditions... serving leg of lamb on Christmas Eve, opening new Christmas pjs, watching It's a Wonderful Life, and inhaling this amazing breakfast casserole my mom makes.
Jason and I got engaged two years ago on Christmas Eve and the next night we got 6 inches of snow. It's the only white Christmas I can remember in Chesapeake. As corny as it sounds, it was magical and wonderful and perfect. Now, I get to share in his family's traditions: an awesome midnight candlelight service, holiday martinis, and this really cute pickle and olive plate. Plus, we all go to the movies.
What are your favorite traditions? I hope you are looking forward to Christmas Day as much as I am. Here is a round-up of simple, gluten-free recipes that might help you plan your holiday menu!