by Gigi Fitzgerald
from the Gourmet De-Lite series by Peg Cochran
Welcome to the first day of our month-long extravaganza Have A Cozy Christmas!
I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas. I always have. One of my earliest memories is of my father reading Twas the Night Before Christmas to me on Christmas Eve. I was around three years old at the time. As a matter of fact, that’s one of my only memories of my father—he died fighting a fire at the end of that particularly cold and icy January.
Other memories include lying awake on Christmas Eve praying for the time to please hurry! so we could run downstairs and see what Santa brought us. My sister Pia and I always had matching nightgowns to wear from Grandma Russo.
On Christmas Day the house was filled to the brim with the Fitzgerald and Russo clans. Grandpa Russo always made his elaborate antipasti platter, my mother would do a turkey with all the trimmings followed by roasted chestnuts, Italian pastries and several kinds of pie.
What are your favorite Christmas memories?
One person who comments will be chosen at random to win a copy of Allergic to Death from my Gourmet De-Lite series featuring Gigi Fitzgerald.
I will also be giving away a copy of Murder Unmentionable from my Sweet Nothings Lingerie Series written under my pen name of Meg London.
Have A Cozy Christmas!