Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Our Max ~ he's loving Christmas!
We love traditions at our home especially during the holidays.  Tonight we have Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion at the church.  It's one of our most special times of the year.  Everyone loves it!   Afterwards we go out for Chinese food.  We've done that for 25 years now, since the very first year Larry and I were married. We started it because after all the preparation I do in cooking and cleaning for christmas, we've already got a full refrigerator, and I'm tired.  The last thing I want to do is MORE cooking. So, we go for Christmas Eve and invite anyone who wants to join us to come.  The past few years we've gone with at least 20-30 people.  It's a lot of fun.

Today I'm putting the finishing touches on all the home festivities for tomorrow.

When we wake up we're going to have what the kids call  "sweet rolls".  They loooooooove these and we always have them on holidays. I make them with a butterscotch topping and they are served warm and gooey right out of the oven. After sweet rolls and coffee, tea, hot chocolate we'll head to church at Celebration.  Then we'll come home and have Christmas dinner.

I developed our Christmas menu over the years. It has evolved as we had children and they requested their favorites.  In our house we have a very specific menu that we have for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  So, for tomorrow it is:

7-layer salad
Homemade yeast rolls
Ham with Cherry glaze (Larry's special recipe - it's amazing)
Hash Brown Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Creamed Corn
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Iced Tea, Coca Cola & Coffee

If you're interested in any of my recipes I will make them available to you in the comments. Just ask.

To make my yeast roll recipe, loved not only by my family but all my neighbors -- simply go to this video that I recorded and posted on YouTube.  

Back to cooking and cleaning...hope you all are having a magnificent weekend so far.

1 comment:

DaNella Auten said...

Thanksgiving is our FOOD holiday. Christmas is all about Jesus' birthday. (not to say that yours isn't) so our traditional Christmas Dinner is Q's special hamburgers (Worcestershire sauce and Lipton onion soup mixed in) and fries. We usually also have a Bday cake for Jesus.