Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve, I would normally make Sean and I a huge dinner for just the two of us. I love having leftovers for days, don't you?

Any who, I would make dinner while Sean helped and then we’d stuff our faces, go for church service, open presents when we got home and then watch Christmas movies for the rest of the night while sipping hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.

Well, at late notice Sean’s mom asked us to host Christmas dinner so I decided I wasn’t going to cook two big meals in a row. Mostly for my thighs. So on Sunday, I made us our big meal.

And my sisters & nephew joined us. It wasn’t planned for them to be there and we don’t have as much leftovers but it definitely was much nicer to have them for dinner.

They wanted to know what the big occasion was and I explained what we normally did. Let just say they were thrilled to visit that day and my little sister said, “This feels like Thanksgiving”. And it did. Perfection.


{Corn & Broccoli} & {Mashed potatoes from scratch}


{Turkey and Stuffing with Dried Cranberries. Best stuffing ever!}


{My plate. I helped myself two three times!}


Now to figure what we will do on Christmas Eve. Hmm, maybe we'll go out to dinner and have someone else slave over for us in the kitchen.

16 comments:

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks good..we definitely do a lot of eating all around during the holidays..definitely NOT good for my thighs either but food is soooo good! im sure you guys will still have fun on Christmas eve!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my gosh! That food looks delicious! What kind of stuffing is that? It looks mouth-watering! :) This makes me wish I was a relative of yours! :)
Happy early Christmas dinner to you!

Jin said...

wow, looks de-lici-ous!!! You should post your stuffing recipe :)


xo
Jin

Jenna said...

Yum!! This seriously looks SO good. I love cozy Christmas Eves. My family does something similar in that we go to mass in the evening, and then we come home to watch our favorite Christmas movies and have a "feast," which includes tons of appetizers. I love it so much!

I'm sure you guys will make an amazing new Christmas Eve tradition this year! :)

Nancy said...

Faith! It all looks so delish & beautiful!
I'm so impressed!
Yes, I vote for out to eat & a relaxing night for both of you!
Hope your Wednesday is a good one!

Mandy Bogdan said...

Aww how sweet! Don’t you love having your sister and nephew over to share wonderful memories like that?! Good job on all that cooking! Mmm Mmm! And I think y’all need to go out for some Chinese food on Christmas Eve!!

Morgan said...

Yummy! I love cooking, but I haven't hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for either of our families. Your food looks so good - I love homemade mashed potatoes!

Sommer J said...

Looks delicious!!!!! Can't wait to hear about your party :)

Kathy C. said...

Oh yum! And what a great tradition! This was good practice for Christmas day too!!! :)

Tiffany said...

Everything looks great! Go girl :)

Married...with a Pup said...

Yum, looks so good!!! I'm so impressed that you hosted such a big dinner. I would be so nervous!

Sarah said...

Looks yummy!

Megan said...

And now I'm starving. Haha. YUM!!

Pegster said...

This is an awesome tradition that you guys have going there. The food looks really delicious

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Whoa. Look at all that delicious food!!! YUM YUM YUM! I love any meal that "feels like" Thanksgiving! :D Looking forward to a big Christmas Eve feast in just a couple days!!!

Lil' Woman said...

Mmmmm....that looks delish!