It is not too early to think about feasting during the season of Christmas. I have sample menus for meals and would appreciate input from the family. I have decided we will eat a big meal on Christmas Eve and then just snack on Christmas day. It will save us from having to miss out on all the fun on Christmas day and to be able to concentrate on feeling the Christmas spirit instead of just feeling tired.
Christmas Eve dinner will be: Ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, favorite salad, tossed salad, rolls and a dessert to be determined.
Christmas Day will be: Clam dip, Cheese ball, chili cheese dip, creamy Southwestern chicken dip, pina colada dip, pumpkin dessert dip, sandwiches, crudites, spiced nuts and desserts to be determined.
I am hoping Dale wouldn’t mind doing the “bar” again. That was so much fun. If anyone has any ideas buy drink ingredients and we will have our drinkmeister mix them for us. I will try to find a punch bowl for the popular sherbet drink.
Mark, you can make whatever you want when you get here. If you need special ingredients and you won’t get here until late on Christmas eve just let me know and I can shop for you.
Kurt, we are depending on you for the uplifting music, and whatever else you want to provide for our evening and day of fun. You don’t have to be with us the whole time if you get over stimulated (that goes for all the bachelors).
Leslie and Carolyn, let me know if there are special recipes you want to have for either day, and Carolyn let me know which day you will be in Shelton.
We will have a Christmas eve program which will involve singing and hopefully some musical presentations by the grandchildren. I am trying to assemble some costumes for our pageant.
Let me know what I have forgotten here. I am sure you all have wonderful ideas, so post them. This will be our forum for planning.
On Christmas day I want some stations set up downstairs for fun. A table for games and one for puzzles and maybe something else. Let me know what you want.