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Finally Feeling Ready

December 21st, 2012 at 09:16 pm

Every year I host Christmas Eve at my house. My family all come over for food and fun and gift giving. We always have a great time! On this years menu is glazed ham, risotto, crispy sesame green beans, perrogies in an onion butter sauce,biscuits, a veggie platter, assorted cheese platter, dips, and apple pies for dessert. Wine, beer, and some flavored martinis for drinks. It looks like my mom will be able to come home for most of the day from the assisted living facility too.

So the house is decorated, all of my gifts are bought and wrapped, and most of the groceries are bought so I am finally feeling ready for Christmas! I budgeted $500 for everything this year and while I haven't added everything up yet I did stay under that amount.

It's funny I really generally dislike cooking and grocery shopping, but when I am hosting a dinner for family and friends I really get into it and have been told that I am a pretty good cook! I guess just cooking for myself doesn't really inspire me much.

It suddenly got very cold and windy today here on the east coast. I am glad to be home for the night!

2 Responses to “Finally Feeling Ready”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm like that too. I don't mind cooking that much, but like it much better when I'm doing it for others.

  2. Homebody Says:

    My DH loves cooking for family and I am his scullery maid. This year it will just be the two of us because I am sick and don't want to inflict this on any of our elderly parents. My kids are all out of state, but we will all be together in March.

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