Anyway, we had our mid-day meal with Grandma and Grandpa yesterday and talked and laughed and of course, ate. Food is such an intergal part of our family...Mama made turkey legs for my grandparents and one for cousin Helen (later on Mama and I took it over to the nursing home to her; poor dear old lady was sitting there by herself and her kids "didn't offer to take me with them" for Christmas supper.) We had lamb shank ourselves (I love lamb!) The rest of the food was something along these lines: green beans, brussels sprouts, salad (for some folks; I'm still not eating raw veggies yet), sweet potatoes (technically, I wasn't supposed to eat one, but I did and enjoyed every bite--afterall, it was Christmas, so I got to splurge), olives (black, green, and kalamati [I only like the black ones]), and Grandma made the traditional osyter dressing and corn pudding. I had completely forgotten about corn pudding (I used to love the stuff) until I smelled/saw it yesterday. I didn't eat any because it's most definitely not GAPS approved, but it evoked some fond memories all the same. :)
But anyway, Helen had had visitors earlier in the day--everyone bringing her licky-chewy's that she isn't going to eat because she shouldn't (or can't) due to her health. She gave us a bag full of them to take home to give to Grandma or toss--whichever we preferred. :) She is a lonely little old lady and I don't think much of her kids--one of whom litterally lives right around the corner. They could have checked her out for the day and had her with them for their Christmas celebrations. But...I don't suppose that is really my business.
After we came home from seeing Helen, we gave Grandma and Grandpa their first day's gifts: Grandma got an unique skillet thing that you just flip upside down to turn your pancakes or eggs or whatever you happen to be frying. Grandpa was given (it really was a "family" gift, so to speak) a bamboo silverware/napkin holder for the table. It'll cut down on some of the space taken up by Grandma's plastic silverware basket sprawled in the middle of the table.