Time for your favorites folks. We’ll bump the thread later this week, so if you want to start with snacks, appetizers, and treats that’s fine and you can come back later and add your best ham recipe or Aunt Polly’s green beans. Whatever works for you.
Has your menu changed throughout the years, or is it the same favorites your family has always loved? We kind of have it both ways in our family. We used to have a huge breakfast after Midnight Mass (with gravy nyet, made from bacon grease ZM) but we’ve had to bump the breakfast up to morning hours thanks to the three little ones who really make our Christmas special now.
In the evening we will have the turkey and dressing, ham, sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, broccoli casserole, home made bread and rolls, derby pie and cherry dump cake with fresh whipped cream. Throughout the years the vegetables have changed, except for that sweet potato casserole, and the turkey and ham recipes have been updated. The rolls are still my husband’s grandmother’s recipe.
In the mean time, gifts from my home feature old favorites like really, really good home made chex mix, some long time favorite cookie recipes, and a new favorite the last few years called Christmas Crack, as well as home made breads.
We hope your week of last minute shopping, wrapping, preparations in the kitchen and getting ready at your home will be times of joy for you and yours. Merry Christmas Treepers.