Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thinking out loud, part 2

Better think through what we'll be eating, since the oven is unreliable. Thank goodness I bought that second crockpot for fifty cents!
Christmas eve dinner: truly, a horrible menu, but it has to include the family favorites and the horrible prepackaged foods my mom brought. How healthy can Country Crock mashed potatoes and stuffing be if the food inside is good through February, anyway?

Crudite with dip
Swedish meatballs (crockpot)
Green bean casserole (crockpot)
Sweet potatoes
Country Crock plastic mashed potatoes and stuffing
Spiced fruit tea
Gingerbread trifle (using imperfect muffins from the breakfast)
Peanut butter pie (a gift from school chef)

Christmas morning:
Sausage balls
Oven french toast stuffed with blueberries (couldn't use all of them for the muffins since the oven broke!)
Sliced fruit salad (leftover from the muffin breakfast)

I don't know about you, but just reading this list is making me yearn for salad!


It's a Mom Thing said...

Sounds yummy! Since you shared your's, I think I'll share mine. Pray I don't lose it tomorrow...this is the first time hubby and I have ever hosted our family at Christmas!
Christmas Eve: (we're doing appetizers, too)
Veggie Tray, Little Smokies, Cheese Ring & Crackers, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Sausage Balls, Cheese Cubes
AM- French Toast Bake, Sausage, Sliced Fruit, Garlic Cheese Grits
PM- Ham, Rolls, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Harvest Potatoes, Hot Fruit Compote
I think I just clogged several arteries reading that.

Anonymous said...

If the cut fruit is starting to look a little watery but is still fine, you can always make smoothies with it...

It all sounds yummy!


Anonymous said...

How will you do the oven French toast without an oven?

We're having everyone over for Christmas Eve. I decided to make it all finger foods or simple things that I can make ahead of time, because it will be easier to serve and give all the picky eaters and people with dietary needs a better pick and choose sort of meal.

Birdie said...

Sounds yummy.

I hope you and your family have the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of new years!