Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve dinner

Since I have to work tomorrow, we had Christmas early with my family (Tuesday) and Jim's family (Monday). Both were lovely, lovely days. Other than getting stranded on the interstate during the snowstorm on Friday night and having to shack up in a scary Days Inn in the wilderness of North Carolina, my break away from work was lovely.

I worked last night and have tonight off. I start days tomorrow (Fri/Sat/Sun). Jim's sister is also working tomorrow, so we had them over for dinner. It was my first real holiday meal for other people. In the past, we've always been somewhere for these types of dinners, so it was delightful for me to be able to prepare a holiday feast (how much do I love my amply sized kitchen??).

It was fairly traditional: honey glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, and yeast rolls. I made a fresh, homemade apple pie, too - using my mother in law's recipe. It was delightful. I am full and fat and happy...but I must away to bed. Work in the morning! (PS: I love having a job I look forward to going to!)

1 comment:

rgcarr said...

Glad to see you are taking after your mother. Were those Christmas decorations on the table. Wonders never cease.