I was busy today baking for our Christmas dinner at the Jib Room here at Marsh Harbour Marina. My plan was to make baked corn, which is a favorite of two of my grandson's. (Landon and Levi, you would have loved it!) Chuck wanted me to make his Grandmothers coffee cake.....so I decided to make both!
It took quit a bit of time to bake the 3-8x8" pans because my oven would only hold one pan at a time! It's a good thing that the temps are cooler today than they've been, or else the cabin would have been unbearable!! I worry about baking dishes to share with others because I'm still a novice at using my propane oven..... but everything came out looking like I baked them in my oven at home! And if I say so myself, they both tasted as good as they looked!!
Our Christmas Dinner started at 4:30 with appetizers and drinks which led into our pot luck dinner. Approximately 40 people were there which included the cruisers as well as the marina owners. It was unbelievable how much food was there! There was the traditional turkey and ham with a variety of vegetables to mussels and shrimp cocktail. Jim even made his homemade eggnog.....yum! This is the first Christmas that we've eaten outside....it was cooler today....75 degrees.
After dinner, we were invited to Ilene and Bill's, sv/Circe. Rita/David and Keith and Trevor were already aboard. Circe is a 40 foot Cape Dory
and what a beauty she is! She even has a workshop...We had some Sour Cream coffee cake left from the pot luck dinner, so we took it to Circe. We were hoping everyone was hungry for dessert about now....and they were!!
|Mango's Tree, inside|
|Jib Room's Tree|
It was a difficult day trying to get in touch with the kids, my parents, and then Rick, Bev, and Mom McKee in SF through Skype or Facetime. The connections were terrible all day and our calls were dropped quite often. I was grateful for the little time we were able to talk and see each other by video. Hopefully the next time we try, it won't be so busy and it will be better...... _/)