I love Christmas morning at my parent’s house. Some of our traditions include the usual opening of gifts, reading the Christmas story, and cooking a beautiful brunch. For as long as I can remember Mom has made her delicious Austrian Sour Cream Coffee Cake – a recipe full of all sorts of sinful things including lots of butter! There’s usually a minor scuffle for the privilege of being able to lick the beaters and scape the leftover batter out of the bowl. Once the coffee cake, accompanied by large cups of strong coffee, and other delicious things, is finished, we all sit down to a beautiful brunch. Here’s some pictures of this year’s:
Here’s a few pictures of the family opening gifts:
Once the gifts were opened, brunch gobbled up, we took a walk through one of the historic neighborhoods of SLO. It’s so strange to visit California in the winter after living in Massachusetts, St. Louis, and Edinburgh because autumn comes so late to the central coast. Trees were at the height of their autumnal colors and we were celebrating Christmas!