Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Celebrating Christmas Early

This year's Fisher Christmas Celebration was held at Joe's dad, John, and step-mom's, Martha, house up in Saluda on the Rappahannock River. Every year, John and his sister Helen trade off where Christmas and Thanksgiving will be held. Because Helen did Thanksgiving, John was elected to throw Christmas.


We drove up after noon and arrived at the river around two. Joe's sister, Lindsey, had arrived earlier from Washington D.C. and his cousin Janis from Richmond, moments earlier. After we unloaded the car of presents for the girls, luggage of all of ours and food to cook later we began our visit.

Every year we have always played "Dirty Santa" but this year we decided to hold off on the gifts for the family game and contribute to The Wounded Warrior Project. What a wonderful charity to give too and though we are not active military the family works with the military in other aspects. Giving back to the men and women seriously wounded in combat is just an amazing offering. I hope everyone this year takes the time and reflects on what is truly important to them and hopefully gives back in some fashion or another. The holiday season to me is not just a time to give to our family but to the many others out there that need our help too.






The Fisher Family all began arriving around four. Drinks flowed and food eaten. I made one of my favorite appetizers, Pear and Caramel Bruschetta. I will update this recipe very soon. It was a hit and many asked for it. Mental Note. There was too much food as always. Vegetable plates, crab bites, buffalo chicken dip, Joe's salsa, meatballs, ham biscuits and more.





I believe I might have drank a wee bit too much (yes) but I know I ate too much. Being a Fisher, I have to say we might get our name a bit honest. Even with all of the food available Joe made a hilarious quote. "We don't make sides, we make drinks." You can understand his saying a bit more knowing when his dad built the house instead of a dining room, he put in a full bar.


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