I have some errands this morning to run and my grocery shopping for the holiday. I am hosting Christmas Day for my husband's family. I am thrilled to have my nephew arriving today and once he arrives will not be back on for sure until after the holiday.
Lots of cooking and picking up of the house. I want it all ready by the time we leave for our friend's annual Christmas Eve party. When we return home, I will ready the stockings and then when we wake the most wonderful time of all. They only thing is my oldest daughter has to work. Oh how I am sad. For her twenty years we have opened gifts together and this year she won't be in the circle. Ugh! I might cry. Christmas does this to me. Hubs and I decided we will surprise her and come into her place for breakfast. I know this is the first of many as she is studying to be a nurse and kids get married and then the circle grows but it is often missing a link or two.
Anywhoooo back to the food. What are you serving? I decided a few years ago that Christmas day has to be as easy as possible so I set my dining room table with a large cold buffet. A ham, cold cuts, potato salad and lots of snackies and finger picking kinds of food. Paper plates with snowmen of course. Everyone getting food when they are ready and me not in the kitchen cooking is bliss. I make it all on Christmas Eve morning and plop in the fridge for the next day. Not fancy but very practical.
So to wrap this novel of a post, I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas with your family and friends. From our home to yours... Merry Christmas!!