I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I had a nice weekend visiting family and seeing how much older all my nieces and nephews are getting. It is so hard to believe they were just little things when I got married and they were in my wedding or they were in diapers. Now all but three are taller than me and the last three are gaining. I will again be the shortest one in family by next year.
Two of my nephews where quite excited this year to bend down and give me a hug and rest their arms on my head and pretend they could not see me because I was sooo short. Granted they both did this on their own without each other because one is from my family the other from Brian's family. I thought that was pretty funny. I did get my revenge I made sure and kiss them both he he. I think that will be always be my ultimate Aunt revenge.
I did get a wonderful gift from Brian. He normally does a theme for my gifts one year was traveling and he got me a cookbook from around the world and a Japanese block print calendar and learn Japanese on CD (I am still working on that.) This year was cooking (he really likes it when I cook if you could not tell) he got me the Julie/Julia movie and Julia's Kitchen Wisdom. If you have seen the movie you will know that Julie in the movie loves Beef Bourguignon not just any Beef Bourguignon it is Julia's Beef Bourguignon. So of course after watching the movie this weekend I was compelled to make Julia's Beef Bourguignon.
After starting at 1:30 p.m. today and eating at 5:30 p.m. it was so freakin' fantastic it was worth the wait. I know buttermilk biscuits are not french but they just seemed like the right thing to make. I know I will make this again just on a I want to cook weekends. I find it relaxing to have a meal that takes so long to cook. The smell wafting through the house just makes you feel all homey and makes you want to watch an old movie while you wait for the food to be ready. At least that is what is does for me.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and if you do not celebrate Christmas I hope you had a good Holiday and had plenty of family time.