Christmas Eve was pretty uneventful at our house. Neither of us had to work, so it was nice to just take a day to relax. When we left for church it was still snowing outside, so we weren't sure how long it would take to get there. It didn't end up taking too long, most of the roads were just wet. Here is our church all covered in snow.
After church, we went home and made chicken and rice for dinner. We have made this Chipotle rice a couple times now and tastes very similar to the stuff from the restaurant. I will share the recipe in a seperate post.
We also attempted to make glogg a warm Scandinavian drink. When Patrick was in college he went with his friend Rickard to Sweden over Christmas and Rickard and his family drank glogg after dinner. The drink is red wine and brandy with almonds and raisins in it. We almost burned the house down making it, as the you were supposed to light the brandy and sugar on fire. To extinguish the flame you were supposed to put the cover on the pot, I forgot about this important step in the recipe for a minute or so and the flames were almost out of control at this point. Luckily, we got the cover on the pot and extinguished the flame just in time.
After our glogg adventure, we opened presents. We both got some fun new things. We decided to go practical this year and buy things that we both would end up buying soon anyway. Patrick got a new skiing helmet and some new shirts. I got a set of white square plates and dishes and some new tennis shoes.