Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ahead and Behind...

AHEAD....

All of my baking is done... Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and 7 layer bars
Al of my major cooking is done for Christmas Eve.... Potato Salad, Pea Salad, Pistachio salad, Pasta Salad
All of my assembling for Christmas Breakfast is done...Hash brown Casserole, Sausage and Egg Casserole and Sausage Balls, just have to cook them all tomorrow so we can reheat Christmas morning.
All of my presents are bought

I am never this far ahead with the food. Usually all Day Christmas Eve , I am making the salads but this year I had time and know they are better if they have time to sit . I am usually up way past midnight making the casseroles on Christmas Eve but this year they are ready. Very unusual for me. Tomorrow all I have to do is assemble our sandwiches and boil the shrimp. Our sandwiches are a tradition that started on accident. We used to have a Hickory Farms here that made pita sandwiches. These pita sandwiches were the bomb. They closed the store and the sandwich shop :( I tried to make them three years ago but got frustrated when the pita bread kept breaking when I tried to fill the sandwiches with the meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and sauce. I gave up and just added meat( Hickory Farms beef stick), cheese, onion, tomato and a squirt of Italian dressing. I put them in the oven to let the cheese melt. They turned out delicious and a new Christmas Eve favorite. Our sandwich tradition dates back to when I was young thing and we used to get Dagwood sandwiches from the local deli at the grocery store. They were good but the deli closed. We have traditional food on Christmas but Christmas Eve was always festive and laid back.

BEHIND.....

Wrapping. The items are bought but not wrapped. I am usually done with this or almost done, not this year. I am way behind.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

actually I think it is great that you are ahead with the food! gift bags work great for presents and so quick! Sounds like a delicious array of food being served!!

I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas Becky!

betty