My Christmas Menu- 2013

I am expecting that our Christmas festivities will be like last year.

We will spend Christmas Eve with my mom’s family for dinner including the flaming fire-hazard yule log, exchange gifts with my siblings and parents later in the evening, and then attend the midnight Christmas Eve service and communion at the church I grew up in.

yule log collage

Then Christmas Day, Joe and I will exchange gifts and have Christmas breakfast. I think I am going to make the cheesy bagel French toast from the new The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays cookbook.

Bagel

The kids and some of Joe’s family will come over in the afternoon to open gifts and snack on some yummy food (and maybe watch Despicable Me II if I get my way).

Our first Christmas, I planned and served a BIG meal only to find out that everyone had eaten before they came :(

So this year I am planning not to plan. That’s one of the biggest lessons I am learning as a step-parent. Be flexible. Even when it’s not fun or convenient.

Anyway, I am preparing appetizers and finger food that is easy and is mostly served room temperature ( and that will taste great as leftovers!).

Wanna know what I am making?

(Click on each photo for the full recipe)

Pineapple Shrimp Teriyaki Skewers, The Pioneer Woman
Ham and Swiss Sandwiches, Buns in my Oven
Tortellini Skewers, The Pioneer Woman
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip, Skinny Taste
Watermelon Pico De Gallo, The Pioneer Woman
Foodie with Family
Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge, Giada De Laurentiis

And in case you are worried I won’t be making all of this for Christmas Day. I may take some of it to our church group party on Sunday night.

Now to just beat the crowds to the grocery store to get all the ingredients.

Merry Christmas!

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3 thoughts on “My Christmas Menu- 2013

  1. your plans sound lovely Rene, I am just off on Christmas day (falls in the middle of my shift pattern this year boo but glad to be given the big day off at least). We will exchange gifts, go to the local church for the lovely Christmas day service, visit the cemetery with Christmas wreaths for my parents, and then come home and hopefully the turkey will be smelling wonderful!. A quiet afternoon and evening and maybe a Christmas film :), with lots of lovely food of course!
    Enjoy your special day.
    God bless
    Helen UK

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