Spice and caramel scented candles
A nice bit of Bourbon
Zinfandel and Cabernet
Roasted hazelnuts and cashews
A turkey in the smoker outside
Mixed blood of musicians and free thinkers
Pumpkin and butternut squash soup
Swiss chard with bacon
An caramelized onion tart with a ground walnut crust
Tart apples and pomegranates.
And a table set with old silver and old friends.
Our feast will be simple this year but the main courses will be good conversation and the joy of being together for no reason other than to enjoy each the company of those we love. Be it two or twenty – the goal is the same.
As a rule we don’t have our guests for dinner. It isn’t the way of our Vampire culture, so feel free to drop by (it will be safe.)
Garrett is bringing a few friends home from college to join us – a brother and sister who grew up in boarding schools and have no family near. Of course all of my brothers, my parents, and quite a few friends are coming. There will be many stories to tell and many more to hear.
I’ll try to cover the entire holiday season starting right now. So more to come… there will be a few glitches but you know how it is being a busy Vampire mom.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman