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Christmas Eve

There's magic that happens on Christmas Eve... but not without preparations. Allllll that is being done in the days and nights leading up to it, is worth it. And I am scrubbing floors now at midnight before my evening dinner I'm hosting at 6 PM, taking a break to blog and relax a minute. And I s'ppose I'll collapse in bed shortly only to get up early and fret a bit.

I hope each of you feels the magic tonight with your family. Don't forget, each year on cable (I fergit which channel), the wondrous, Jean Shepard story, A Christmas Story, is repeated for 24 hours. No Christmas is Christmas without the beloved story of Ralphie, who wants a red rider BB gun.

Dinner is at my house tonight. There will be 16 of us. The menu includes:

  • Chestnuts roasting on an open fire (OK, making modifications... cookie sheet/oven, no fire)
  • Honey Baked Ham with rolls
  • Deviled eggs
  • Chips & Dips
  • Port Wine Cheese & Sesame Seed breadsticks
  • Caesar Salad
  • Homemade stuffed shells
  • curled pasta or fettucini pasta with choice of:
  • meatballs/homemade spaghetti sauce
  • Alfredo sauce (not homemade, I'm cheating--from a jar)
  • Mild Italian Sausage with onions & peppers
  • Cheesecake
  • Homemade Christmas Cookies
  • Chocolate covered cherries
  • Carmel Turtles
For Drinks:
  • Peppermint Coffee
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Eggnog
  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Yueling Beer
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Vodka
  • OJ
  • Coke/Diet
  • Sprite
Merry Christmas!!!


mavis sidebottom said...

what no gin !!!!!!

doreenmary said...

Who drinks gin?

Roger D. Curry said...

I woulda been there, except for the distress over alfredo from a jar and no gin. Purty low class crowd you must be havin'. I woulda even brought some possum stew flavored with dried ramps and a touch of mountain laurel. THAT'S entertaining.

Jilly said...

Have a happy christmas Doreen. And you were shocked that I have a choice of meat at my shindig! You're having an italian feast. good luck and I hope it all goes well.

mavis sidebottom said...

I drink gin :D

Catz said...