Christmas is coming! I am busy making and baking goodies for all the get-togethers that are coming in the next week. I've made oodles of chocolate dipped pretzels for my kid's youth group party and my husband's work guys. I've made chicken salad, salsa, brushetta and cheese logs for the ladies at my husband's work. They are so good to him all year, letting him 'forget' to bring things on eating days but still eat. I try a couple of times a year to send a full lunch so he can stay in their good graces! I remember how the men at my work always were. They never brought anything but were always the first in line to eat!
I'm making chocolate candy canes and baking cake mix cookies for the kids party on Wednesday. There will be about one hundred kids and they will all need SUGAR! I'm sure there will be enough sugar to get the entire town on a rush that will last a few hours!
Yesterday, I had the entire family sit down and decide what our Christmas breakfast and dinner would include. Usually, everyone has their favorite dishes. I tend to overcook so I decided to let everyone tell me what they wanted. Green bean casserole - good bye. Oven french toast - you're toast this year. One by one, they deleted from the menu extra stuff I always made that they really didn't care for.
The menu for breakfast will be; cranberry-sausage quiche, homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee. The dinner menu will be: baked ham with cherry sauce, twice-baked potatoes, mixed veggies, strawberry-feta-lettuce salad and hot rolls. A lot less than I usually make but since the family chose the menu, I decided that we'd just make what we wanted. Of course, they'll be several desserts including a cherry pie. We always have to have a cherry pie for my son. It won't be Christmas without a cherry pie! And gingerbread men and women.....and fudge.....and toffee.....and coffee!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I've got to go roll out some more cheese logs!