What's on tap for Christmas Dinner at your house?
Will it be traditional? Regional? or just plain outlandish?
Several years ago, we made the decision that everyone was sick and tired of ham, turkey,
dressing, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, orange slice cake, and green bean casserole, after about 3 different meals of it at different relatives homes.
We decided to start our own tradition and it will continue this year, unless someone else decides differently. If we have dinner at my house, I fix the main dish, it is my choice, and everyone else supplies the desserts and veggies. It may be mexican chicken, spaghetti and meat sauce, fried catfish with all the trimmings, chicken fried steaks, or chicken enchilidas, whatever suits our fancy at the time we get the menu together. We've discussed the menu, and I think this year we will be having mini pigs in a blanket, chip and dip, cheese balls, veggies and dip, and whatever what is brought for dessert. We'll be doing our get together on Christmas evening, with all the kids. This gives everyone a chance to be home and enjoy their gifts on Christmas morning, without having to rush off to somewhere else, or start cooking right after breakfast. So, if you are coming to my house for Christmas, and you don't like any of the above menu, call ahead, and I'll stick a couple of Banquet Turkey and Dressing TV dinners in the microwave for your dining pleasure.