I may not knit for Christmas but I do plenty of other things to get ready for the holiday. There’s wrapping and baking and cooking. Some of that’s done and some it still left to be done.
The wrapping is done. Yes, I make my own bows. So what.
The baking is partly done. Wednesday I made Polish Tea Cakes, Peanut Butter Balls and Dropped Sugar Cookies. Today I’ll be making Chocolate Crackles (thanks to Kim and Cindy), Gingerbread Men (thanks to Minty Fresh), Spritz and fudge. Someone at work the other day observed that a Gingerbread Man is her idea of a perfect man. I think she’s got a point there.
The cooking is barely started. I’ve made the Chex Party Mix but there’s a lot left to be done. I’ve got to make Swedish meatballs and baked beans and deviled eggs and finger sandwiches and more for Christmas Eve. I don’t vary the menu much from year to year because if I change it people get upset that their favorite thing isn’t there. So, I’ve learned to pretty much leave it alone.
Christmas dinner will be a prime rib, oven roasted potatoes and some sort of vegetables. The meat is ordered and let’s face it, it doesn’t get much easier than “meat in a pan” so there’s not much to stress about over that. I should have help from various sisters-in-law with the side dishes so it will be a very simple meal.
And that’s that. How are your Christmas preparations going?