How We Spent Christmas
from Peg Cochran's Lucille Series, Gourmet De-Lite Seriesand Cranberry Cove Series
Yo, Lucille Mazzarella, here from Peg’s Lucille series. I spent Christmas with the family, of course. Christmas Eve we had the Feast of the Seven Fishes. There was bacalao, lobster Fra Diavolo and cannoli for dessert that Flo brought from a bakery in Maplewood. Cousin Louis fell asleep before the entrée and no amount of poking from Cousin Millie could wake him up. Boy, is he going to be sorry he missed all that good food. Little Lucy made an appearance before dinner—she’d already had her own of mashed carrots, pureed chicken and applesauce—and then went off to bed. Flo brought Richie Sambucco and I caught them under the mistletoe. I thought I saw Richie slip her something sparkly—something glittery—but I’m not sure and Flo ain’t talking. Guess she wants to make it a big surprise. You know how Flo is.
Hi, it’s me, Gigi Fitzgerald, from Peg’s Gourmet De-Lite series. I spent Christmas at Sienna and Oliver’s converted carriage house. Their daughter Camille was celebrating her second Christmas and had already had her picture taken with Santa Claus. Detective Bill Mertz came with me, and brought an excellent bottle of wine to go with the goose Sienna and I cooked. I also made a buche de Noel for dessert complete with meringue mushrooms and powdered sugar snow. After dinner, we played charades and Bill managed to catch me under the mistletoe more than once and…. Maybe, I’d better leave that part to your imagination!
Hello, I’m Monica Albertson from Peg’s Cranberry Cove series (Berried Secrets coming 8/15!) I spent Christmas on Sassamanash Farm with my brother Jeff, his lovely girlfriend Lauren, my stepmother Gina and Tempest Storm who owns Twilight, a shop in town devoted to tarot readings, astrology, yoga classes and other things that have the Cranberry Cove natives up in arms. After a scrumptious dinner of fresh turkey, cranberry sauce, and cranberry cake, we hitched a horse to a sled and had a bracing ride in the crisp, cold air. It was the most magical Christmas I’ve ever had.
We hope your Christmas was merry and bright and that you got to spend it with those you love!
GIVEAWAY: In honor of the holiday, I am giving away one of my books—your choice! Leave a comment to be entered—tell me what the best part of your Christmas was! You can find a list of my books here.