Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas with the Robakowski Family

One of the nicest things about Christmas is being with friends. This year, we again shared a holiday feast with the Robakowski Family. Alisa is a very talented graphic artist and custom scrapbooker. Her mother Bobbi (and dad Bud) were very generous this year and got her a Cricut die-cutting system. We had a really fun time playing with all the cartridges she received. Is that thing ever detailed!

Alisa's husband, Piotr, didn't really understand our fascination with all the Cricut could do. He totally mocked us, but then we got him back with golf jokes. He really likes to play golf.

Alisa served this delicious spiral cut honey ham, along with corn souffle, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, home baked crescent rolls (not Pillsbury) and vigas, a polish sauerkraut dish that Piotr took three days to make. So satisfying!

For dessert, Alisa served up a huge apple pie, a pumpkin cake, some custardy-cup with raspberries, and this Oreo yule log made by Josh Peck's mom Barbara. I think that was Allie's favorite dish.

After the feast, I went to Donna's to pick up the kids for pizza-movie night at my house. We got side-tracked there and ended up watching a really strange documentary called Grey Gardens, the story of big Edie & little Edie Bouvier Beale. What an odd mother/daughter relationship; with the two of them living in a ramshackle mansion in East Hampton. Now back at home, all the kids are watching a pay-per-view...and there is no fighting going on!


bridalbar said...

Ahh, sounds like such a fun day! Wish I could have been there (or at least available via phone to live vicariously through you...but then again, that's what the blog is for! Glad some good Christians took you rockin' Jews in for the day and can't wait to be back to the hood to keep the celebration going. And BTW, tell Robikoski that oreo desert sounds AB FAB!

suzi finer said...

Hey...the Robakowskis are Mormon! Miss you; hurry home soon!