Merry Christmas & Welcome 2006!

Quick post this morning before the holiday madness begins and ends almost at the same time! Both my daughters are home. One from Savannah, GA and the youngest from Univ. of Illinois Chicago. We're off to my in-laws today in Rockford, IL for their traditional Christmas Eve festivities. Right now I'm roasting the vegetables for the feast. Tomorrow we are off to my side of the family in Byron, IL. My sister Jean, is this year's hostess! I'm bringing an Artichoke and Mushroom Lasagna. My Georgia daughter, Erin, is "almost" a vegetarian! So, it's nice to have a tasty option to my sister's Shrimp Boil! I have to get back in the kitchen, but first, I think I'll pop in my "It's a Wonderful Life" dvd and catch a few key scenes to get into the proper holiday mood!