Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Planning

As I may have mentioned in the past, I'm the person who hosts those family get-togethers in my family. Birthdays. Thanksgiving. Christmas.

I'm in denial at the moment. I know there are tons of things that I could be doing at this very moment, but I have a problem with procrastination.

At least I have the Christmas meal all planned. Here is the menu:
  • Curried Pumpkin Samosas (for pre-meal nibbles)
  • Soup (provided by my sister-in-law... she hasn't yet decided exactly what she'll make so it'll be a surprise)
  • Apricot-Glazed Spiral Ham
  • Sweet Potato Casserole (for the sugar-eaters)
  • Mashed Butternut Squash (for the non-sugar-eaters, I'll be flavoring this with cinnamon, diabetic maple syrup and a little Grand Marnier)
  • Ambrosia Salad
  • Quinoa and Broccoli
  • Potato Dinner Rolls and Butter
  • Leche Flan
  • Drunken Fruited Cake
  • Sugar-Free Meringues
  • Beverages: Red Wine, Mead, Apple Cider, Bottled Water, Coffee and Hot Tea

I also want to make some Banana Cookies and No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies. Mmm, they look so good.

I've asked the family to arrive around 3pm, with the meal (buffet-style) planned for four o'clock. Although we always say grace before our meals, I think I'll ask my brother to read Luke 2: 1-20 so that we're certain to keep in mind the real reason for this celebration.

Then we can dig into the gifts.

I did quite a bit of gift-wrapping today. My signature style is a gift with pretty ribbons, piks and/or pinecones adorning plain brown paper wrapping. I've wrapped Christmas packages this way for years now and it says Christmas to me.

I hope your Christmas plans are well underway!


Coffee & Vanilla said...

Very nice!!
I bought cards made from plain brown paper... and I stick in each of them picture of my kids in Santa hats... I bought also small Santa decorations made of fabric and I stick them to the envelopes on outside :)

Happy Holidays, Margot

Heather said...

I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Kalyn said...

Hi, thanks for letting me know about the site stealing my feed. I've reported them to Google, and will keep doing it until I don't see them showing up on Technorati links any more.

Mrs. W said...

Margot, that sounds absolutely darling! I love photos of my friends' kids, and look forward to Christmas when I get new ones. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Merry Christmas to you, Heather!

You're very welcome, Kalyn. I don't understand these 'mystery bloggers' who just grab posts from others' blogs and post it on their own. Wierd! Hopefully google will take care of it. Merry Christmas.

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