Thursday, December 18, 2014

24 Things To Do Until Christmas Comes...Number 18

Number 18...Plan the Christmas Menu


 
 
We are a week away! Time to get serious. ; ) This is one of my very favorites...I love planning the menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We all discuss what we will have, when we will eat,  and when we will be attending Mass. Then I sit down with my binder and a cup of cranberry tea and get to work. I plan for Christmas Eve first, then Christmas Day...including breakfast and dinner. Lately, we have had our large meal on Christmas Eve, and have a lighter meal Christmas Day. We usually have ham dinner on Christmas Eve, then I plan for ham sandwiches on Christmas Day. This year, we are trying something new. We are having our big meal on the night of the 23rd. Different, I know...But we have no plans for that night, and I thought that way, Christmas Eve will be much more relaxed and less stressful. That day is our very favorite day of the year. We didn't want to be rushed cooking and cleaning and getting ready for Mass. I am planning on a simple Stromboli and salad before Mass, and then some yummy cheesecake for dessert after.  Christmas Day will be ham sandwiches on fresh rolls and some pasta salad. We stay home, and I have found through the years, that the kids would much rather play with their new things than sit down to a large meal. Someday that will change, but for now, it works for us. : ) So whatever your plans, you will find things run smoothly when you plan ahead. : )

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like it will a very nice time at your house next week. Wish I could stop by for some yummy Stromboli.

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  2. So much to look forward to and being together is the best. You are wise to plan ahead.

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  3. And here, I thought I was the only one who did lists, lol. Thank you Billie Jo.. Blessings (and by the way, between you and others, I have throughly enjoyed reading your blogs). Merry Christmas.

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  4. How did you know I was just thinking about Christmas food this morning?? I've tried to go overboard in the past and have had some real doozies!! This year we're taking it super low key!!

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  5. Sounds like you've got a great set of meals planned out! I need to start planning for next week too!

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  6. Billie Jo, I am loving these LISTS!

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  7. So nice to meet another mom who enjoys putting so much love, attention and detail into making things so special for her family! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family!

    Jill

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  8. For the first time in years, we are not planning any Christmas Pageant or children's mass on Christmas Eve. It sounds heavenly to me. Your plan sounds heavenly!

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  9. Your meals sound wonderful! Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year!!

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  10. Sounds like a great plan! I've been mulling over our menu but still haven't managed to sit down and work on it. Must.get.it.done. Thanks for the reminder!

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