Alrighty then! now I have some plans to make. Terry’s parents will be here Christmas Eve, and all 3 older boys have said they want to spend the night here. Last year they were all adult and stuff and didn’t want to come over until they were ready, but so totally missed the 5am mayhem that they aren’t about to miss it this year.
So here’s how it rolls around here (Lord willing and someone doesn’t visit the emergency room):
Christmas Eve I’ll fix a nice dinner. Roast beef and yorkshire pudding probably, with a silky merlot gravy, steamed green beans or maybe roasted brussels sprouts if I can find good fresh ones. I’ll also put together a big pan of caramel pecan rolls,and set them outside (if it’s cold enough) in the grill to rise overnight.
Christmas Day: the oven will already be set to come on about 4:30am so it will be hot when we get up at 5. Same with the coffee maker, all set and ready to go. At 5, I’ll throw the sweet rolls in the oven and by the time we’re all done opening the presents, they’ll be perfectly done and ready to eat. We’ll have some fun, eat some rolls, and cleanup the mess.
Around 10 or so, Terry will make brunch. in the past he’s made steak and eggs (PERFECT!). I don’t know if he’ll do that this year, but I hope so. That will be the only real meal o the day. Snackie/noshie/nibbly things will be set out…a cheese ball and crackers, cut up vegs and fruits, the boys favorite hot artichoke dip and corn chips. I think my favorite part of Christmas Day is all the tasty foods set out, and a relaxed pace of spending time with family. The boys will play with their new stuff, the parents and grandparents will just mess around, no pressures.
And…no, my parents will not be there because OMG…both grandmothers in the same house at the same time is a recipe for a weapon of mass destruction. We did that once and no thank you. Never again. Gramps and Grandaddy get along great, but Gran and Grandmother? Uh boy.