The preparations are under way for our Christmas get together with Mike’s family tomorrow night and as usual we are playing host. Our fridge is packed full of Christmas goodness just waiting to be turned into a marvelous spread of yummy food and today the preparations are under way to make that happen. This morning I took one last trip to the grocery store to get the final items needed and I’m sitting here glancing about the house to see what needs to happen before the guests arrive tomorrow around 4pm! Today I’ve got to do laundry, vacuum the couch and floors, clean up our still cluttered with boxes bedroom, and finish up the Christmas baking! Thankfully Jacob is going to his Nana and Papa’s house for an overnight visit tonight so Mike and I should have plenty of time to get all of these tasks done and our larger dining room table set up!
Once the house is clean and ready to go I’ll start preparing from our long list of food which includes Turkey, Bread and Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Corn, Fresh Rolls!! Mike’s father is bringing his traditional Rice Stuffing then Mike’s brother is bringing homemade Pecan Pie! Yum! I believe Mike’s sister is bringing some wine (I don’t drink even when not pregnant, but most of his family does) and his Mom is making a veggie and dip appetizer spread! We’ve got some freshly baked cookies and I’m making a Taco Dip to have around for either before dinner or later in the evening! Yummy!
Mike and I have gotten in the tradition of hosting Christmas dinner for his family and this will be our third year doing it…I’d really like to do something for my family so maybe I’ll have mom, danny and my brother over for a nice Easter Ham dinner! Sounds delightful!