Hey guys! I feel like time is dragging by the last few days. Has it been that way for you too? Maybe I’m just anticipating the holidays so much. I am so excited this year…honestly, I think I’m this excited every year I just forget a year later. 🙂 We have everything wrapped and ready to go. Atticus has been so good at keeping all the presents a secret, which I was very worried about! I only have a few little things left to buy as stocking stuffers, other than that my shopping is done! I love seeing the kids open their gifts…the looks on their faces…they just get so excited. I just can’t wait!
This will be my first year to cook Christmas dinner and I’m not sure why, but I am so thrilled to be cooking Christmas dinner!!! I have it all planned out, the grocery list is made, I’m thinking of ways I can spice up the decorations for the table. I am just really into the Christmas spirit!!
Here’s my menu for dinner. I want input if you have any. Anything special you do for Christmas dinner? Favorite recipes? I would LOVE to hear them or maybe share a link to where I can find them!
*Ham-Recipe from Paula Deen
*Green Bean Casserole
*Black and Green Olives
*Lime Jello with Pears-This is something Jeremy’s MeMaw always made them.
*Dessert-Black and White Pie-My grannys recipe. (Jeremys favorite)
My menu is small, but since it’s my first actual holiday extravaganza I want to make sure I don’t get overwhelmed in the kitchen! I feel like I am missing something though. I don’t know what it is! (Input is welcome…Im begging!) My mother-in-law and brother-in-law are making the drive to Eureka Springs for Christmas, there will be a total of 6 of us eating. Not to big and not to small. Just perfect for my first holiday meal! I am most excited about this…drum roll please…I inherited Jeremy’s MeMaws china a few months ago. It’s still boxed and wrapped in newspaper. I don’t have a china cabinet yet and I have no room in my kitchen cabinets, but I am going to unwrap it and get it ready for this special occasion!! Jeremy is very excited! MeMaw passed away in 2009 and is missed dearly. She was such an amazing woman. I feel very lucky to be able to use her stuff and make so many new memories with the china she loved and shared with her family for so many years.
I will make my weekly trip to Wal-Mart for groceries and last-minute Christmas stuff. I need to hand wash the china…do some cleaning around the house. I have baking to do for neighborly gifts and such. We normally make Christmas ornaments and hand out with the baked goods. That is still the plan, but Jeremy has been extra busy and hasn’t designed them yet. I’m sure it will be a last-minute thing, but it’ll get done! I think we may even have a few friends driving through and stopping to see us sometime this week. I have no idea when yet, it’s still up in the air.
I’m sure we aren’t the only ones who will be busy this week. Are you going out-of-town? Is this your first time cooking for the family? Any traditions? I wanna know! Please share your thoughts and tell me what’s going on at your house.
Until next time! Steph 🙂