With a mere 12 days to go until Christmas, I’m feeling a wee bit anxious as to how unprepared I am. The house is set and ready, thanks to a party we had here last weekend. As for the rest of the fanfare, I’m at a loss.
I have shopped for the kids and I’m pretty much done there. I’m not going all crazy this year like we have in years past. They are each getting a “big” thing and then the accessories to go with it (think doll house, dolls and furniture). Of course there will be lots of books and silly stocking items but that’s it. No Christmas Eve day shopping excursion at Walmart. Seriously, I mean it.
I’m hosting Christmas dinner at our house this year and I’m super excited. It’s been tradition in my forever years that we have roast beef, or some red meat thing, for dinner. It’s the ONLY time all year that I make some fancy (fatty) roast thing and I’m not quitting that now. But what do I make to go with it? We’re only 8 but that doesn’t mean I have to go small or unexciting.
I love setting a beautiful table with candles and linen napkins and all the proper silverware. But what do I serve WITH my meat? What’s your favorite side dish? What do you HAVE to have on your Christmas dinner table? What meal says “Christmas” to you? Tell me, I really want to know?