I love the week(s) surrounding Christmas and New Years because usually they are filled with family and friends and a break from the normal routines. This year, I keeping the menus simple so that I can enjoy GBaby's Christmas adventure and the friends and family who will be crossing our threshold.
We're joining friends for an early dinner on Christmas Eve before the service at church. When we get home, I'll have cheese and crackers, fruit and goodies to snack on with a glass of wine (probably while I finish wrapping gifts!)
Christmas morning will bring a "normal" breakfast for us: scrambled eggs and biscuits or some other such meal of ease.
At our house this year, Christmas Dinner will be a mid-afternoon affair: a small gathering. I picked mid afternoon for a couple reasons. First, I really enjoy having a large meal midday instead of in the evening. Second, I can cook in peace while GBaby naps!
Up on the dinner menu: Honey Baked Ham (ordered by Mom-In-Law and delivered to my door- Thanks!), a variation on these Acorn Squash Bowls , homemade Parker House Rolls and asparagus. A friend who's coming is bringing a pineapple-jello type salad. For dessert: more goodies from the never ending Sweet Stash hiding on my freezer!
I'm getting hungry and can't wait! I'm also percolating my New Year's Menu - check in next week for that yummy-ness!
Linked up at Life As Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap: Christmas Dinner