Listening to the Messiah–a Christmas eve tradition for me.

The corn chowder (with chicken and linguica) is just about ready.  Salad of cucumbers, fuyu persimmons, and oranges (with fig-infused balsamic), and bread just about ready to pop into the oven.

I wanted to wish everyone a  thoughtful and pleasant Christmas eve, and a wonderful Christmas day, with good food, wine, friends, and family.