Friday, December 26, 2008

The Feast of Saint Stephen

Christmas may be over in your country/culture...or it may not have even arrived yet, for those of the Orthodox faith...or perhaps you don't celebrate it at all...but here in Molfetta, we are still in the thick of it. Saint Stephen's day is an Italian national holiday, as my husband came to fully understand when he fruitlessly went out in search of an open supermarket this morning. We are out of dish soap after the big dinner on the 24th and the big lunch on the 25th!

Today, tanto per cambiare ("for a change of pace" said sarcastically) the whole family will reunite at my house for yet another big lunch. Holiday = food around here!
By the way, Santa was good to me and brought me a new camera! Yeah! I just haven't had a chance to get out of the house to learn how to use it yet! Thank you Santa, you're the best!


Tanya Breese said...

What a beautiful table setting! Enjoy!
Oh and what a wonderful Santa to bring you a new camera. I actually decided to finally read my manual and learn what all the little buttons are for,lol...Merry Christmas!

nobu said...

I like those pretty Santa on the table.
Happy holiday!

crittoria said...

What a festive table! I LOVE those red dishes!! You'll have fun with a new camera!!

Tash said...

Yum! you have the best spreads on your table. I'm glad we only have one big meal but I do wish we got together for few days in a row with family.

Maria Verivaki said...

lovely to see your christmas feast!
happy holidays!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

haven't you heard one is never to wash dishes on st. stephen day - so good thing the stores were closed.

what a fun table!

I can't think of a holiday that doesn't center around food!

have fun with the new camera!! I've had my current camera since 2005 and still haven't read the manual...