Christmas was a success again – even with a morning of missed ingredients, frustration, and anger.
Started out OK – presents with the kids, some coffee, slow & nice. Then it was time to get ready for the people showing up, and cook xmas dinner. That was when it got crazy. We had to clean, put together the non-entree dishes, and prep the entrees. Gods, I got *SO* frustrated with Renee, and she with me. And all the mistakes, I should add, were mine.
BUT, by noon we had everything we could do done. The potatoes were a loss (when you pre-cook mashed potatoes the night before, mash them then, not in the morning), the pine-nut dressing was more pine nuts and rice, and the apple cranberry bake was a little tart, but tasty. Started the goose at noon, started the london broil at one, everyone showed up at about 1:45, dinner was served at 2:30. From then on, it was smooth sailing. Cleaned as I went, so a *LOT* of pick up & clean up was done. Threw everything else into the dishwasher after the presents were opened. Everyone left at the same time, and it was good.
Thursday was lazy – did some laundry, then visited with my out-of-town family in the afternoon/evening. Today will be prep work for my nephew’s birthday tomorrow, and some playtime with Ray. Saturday looks to be more yard cleanup. Sunday….well, maybe I can rest Sunday. And maybe pigs will fly out of my butt.