A “12 Days Of Christmas” Tree, Ordering Alaskan Salmon & My Fave Holiday Punch

Welcome to the 776th Metamorphosis Monday! I always love it when you share what you’re doing in your home for Christmas. Recently I heard from Aris who said, “I thought you might get a kick out of seeing my Christmas tree. My book club is reading two books to compare and contrast this month, James Patterson’s The 12 Topsy Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas and Joanne Huist Smith’s, The 13th Gift. For better or for worse, I just couldn’t resist the temptation to attempt a 12 Days of Christmas Tree.”


There’s our partridge in a pear tree!


Two turtle doves…


6 Geese a-laying…


Love this idea and though it’s getting late in the season, I wanted to share it in case it’s an idea you would love to try for a future Christmas tree. Thanks so much to Aris for sharing her 12 Days of Christmas Tree idea!


My First Experience Ordering Seafood Online: Have you ever ordered steaks or seafood or anything like that online? I’ve thought about it several times but have never actually done that until now. I kept seeing ads for the Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood Company on Instagram, and since I love seafood and grocery shopping is not something I especially enjoy, after checking out their online reviews, I decided to order from them. Here’s what I ordered. I can’t remember what the $20 discount was for, it may have been because this was my first time ordering, or it could have been a discount for signing up for their emails.


The seafood I ordered arrived quickly. I ordered it on a Sunday evening, it shipped out on Monday and arrived on Wednesday.


Here’s how things looked when I opened up the box. There was still plenty of dry ice left in the box. I started to save it in my refrigerator until I read somewhere in the package, maybe on the dry ice, that it’s not a good idea to do that. So if you do order food online and it comes packed in dry ice, don’t try to save it in your freezer to use at a later date. I followed the instructions and placed the dry ice back in the box, closed it up, and placed it on my screened porch where it melted/evaporated within a day or two.


The 20 smaller burgers/patties are their Wild Alaska Spinach-Feta Salmon Patties which are ready for grilling, baking, pan frying, or air frying. The 6 larger “burgers” are their regular “Wild Alaska Salmon Burgers.” Those are not already seasoned, so they can be seasoned to taste.

My Wild Alaskan Salmon & Seafood Company Delivery


All my salmon patties were very well sealed. I popped a few into the freezer in my kitchen and the rest went into my basement freezer.


Here’s a photo of the Spinach Feta Salmon patties from their website.


These are the ingredients in the Wild Alaska Spinach-Feta Salmon patties. I couldn’t wait to try one!


I’ve discovered my favorite way to prepare them is straight from the freezer to the air fryer. I probably overcooked my first one a bit, but I do like them crispy on the outside. It was delicious and cooked very quickly! I had one the evening they arrived and had another one for breakfast the next morning.  I will definitely be ordering from them again. You can see all the seafood they offer on their website here: Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood Company.


I like that the Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood Company is a family-owned and operated company. Their website states they are a “100% fisherman family owned business based out of King Salmon, Alaska.” I would love to visit Alaska one day–have you been? Have you ever ordered steaks or seafood online? If so, which online places do you recommend?

My Wild Alaskan Salmon & Seafood Company Delivery


Holiday Punch Recipe: I’ll end this post with something I keep meaning to mention, but keep forgetting. I should have shared this a couple of weeks ago before the holiday parties started. If you’re looking for a great holiday champagne punch to serve at your holiday parties or on Christmas morning, this is my absolute favorite! It’s also great for New Year’s Eve, although I decorate the rims of the glasses a bit differently for New Year’s. This punch is always a huge hit with my guests asking for the recipe! You’ll find a printable copy of the recipe here: Holiday Champagne Punch.

Delicious Champagne Punch Recipe for Christmas


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  1. Susan,
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party!! I truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into it! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. That Christmas tree is adorable, what a fun idea! Enjoy your salmon Susan!

  3. The turtle with the doves is hilarious!! I love it.

  4. What a darling tree – I love the 6 geese especially! So sweet of Aris to share. Your holiday punch looks delicious too. Thanks so much for hosting, and Happy Monday!

  5. Thanks for having us over Susan. Salmon patties are one of my all time fave meals. Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  6. I’m totally in love with your 12 days of Christmas Tree, that’s adorable! Thanks for hosting, and Salmon patties are a favorite here, the ones from Trader Joes are fabulous! Sandi

  7. Dear Susan Thanks for hosting and having us yet again this week.
    I linked up this week with = Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies and Easy and Fun French Macarons.

  8. Aris, what a great theme for the tree and so well done! It must have taken awhile to collect everything.
    Susan, those salmon burgers look delicious and how easy to prepare.
    Hmmm, salmon burgers with the champagne punch; how are your neighbors not lined up at the door!

  9. Hannah Johnson says

    Thanks Susan for the 12 days of christmas tree, i am also looking to do something different this christmas however i would like to do it as frugally as possible and will try to get beautiful but less expensive christmas products so if anyone has any suggestion regarding that please let me know, i try to find most of the products through discount websites like emucoupon but if anyone can mention their thrift shopping ideas i would be grateful.

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