Okay, so I’m a couple days late for Christmas, but we’re still smack dab in the middle of the holiday season…so Happy Holidays from all of us at LENNDEVOURS (Nena, Ben and myself).

We’re in upstate New York visiting Nena’s family until Thursday, partially just to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of Long Island, but also to help my mother in-law prep for her annual holiday open house. It’s an open house in name only…people come when it begins and stay until it’s over. This year she’s expecting 130 people or so…and she’s happy to have her sous chefs here to help.

It’s one of the few times I’m willing to give up control and just do the grunt work in the kitchen. As preparations continue and we get closer, pictures will be taken and eventually posted.

Nena and I are also cooking dinner for the family tonight…so I’ll get to break in one of my favorite Christmas gifts — a black chef’s coat with my initials embroidered on it in gold (Steelers colors after all).

Until later, cheers and have a fun and safe week and weekend…and one filled with great food and drink.